Trump, Trade and Technology

There’s a culture and technology connection to the American decision to elect Donald Trump as President.

A Note About this Blog

As my thoughts have evolved, I have realized that it is helpful to split my posts up into two basic categories: the creative process, and creative arts in ministry. Here is my plan for these two specific audiences.

How to Use Storytelling To Make Your End Result Great

If you want your big idea – your sermon, talk, presentation, film, video, marketing campaign, you name it – to resonate with the ones to whom you’re communicating, you need to learn what makes for a good story and how to apply it to any situation.

My 3 Part Plan to Help Church Become More Meaningful for People

This blog exists to live out a life mission statement I’ve followed since I was a young student, frustrated with the esoteric language and symbols of the church. I have dedicated my career to helping the local church improve its ability to tell the story of Jesus. Here is why I do what I do and the core commitments I believe can make a difference.

If The Horse is Dead, Dismount

All organizations tend to ride dead horses until it is too late. But the church is worse, because we make our old ideas holy.

eBook Reviews for Church Creatives Pt 3: The Worship Media Handbook

his is the third in a series of reviews of current resources available for visual worship artists and church creatives. See part 1 here. See part 2 here.  The Worship Media Handbook 101 page ebook, PDF format, $19.99, published 1-22-2014. Link to buy here. Who Wrote It: by Jeff McIntosh, published by churchmotiongraphics.com What it is: The Worship Media Handbook is a 101 page ebook on the fundamentals of worship projection that will help you and your church media team prepare, edit and project worship lyric slides with excellence.    Cool Features Designed for anyone who is involved in the worship lyric projection process and is looking to improve the quality of their worship slides. It covers all the major topics of the worship projection process from slide design, text editing and presenting live It describes in detail the best methods to compose, edit and present professionally crafted worship slides. After reading the handbook you will have a well-rounded knowledge of presentation design and be able to communicate your messages more clearly.  What’s In It Jeff has created a new generation book for beginners in “visual worship,” also known as worship projection, that covers a variety of design essentials every artist / producer / creative who is given the task of managing screens in worship will need. Jeff covers font usage, suggested fonts (avoid Comic Sans!), the case for consistency and design standards and layout for type such as song lyrics. He also covers image backgrounds with type; “motions,” or looping animations; “mini-movies,” or … Read More