13 Quotes on the Power of Metaphor to Subtly Shape Belief

James Geary’s I is an Other is an insightful read on why metaphor works in connecting with people, and creating meaning, and how the choice to dismiss metaphor is a risk to our aims to influence others.

An Example of How to Exegete Image in Worship

The root word for religion is the same root word found in ligament. A ligament is connective tissue that holds two body parts together. In the church, we are the body of Christ and our religion is the connective tissue that holds us together. What if you were to build a worship service around this image? Here’s a quick brainstorm about how that might look.

Why Sermon Images Fail and 5 Steps to Make Them Better

Preaching is changing, and more and more preachers are learning to communicate with images. But just because many congregations can now project an image in a worship service doesn’t mean we’re using them in ways that improve our ability to communicate. How can we do it better?

Why design is essential to effective communication

Most dismiss design as the icing of a core object or idea. That’s a mistake.

5 Reasons Why New Expressions of Worship Are Important

As worship designers and leaders, we need to be careful to avoid creating worship practices that echo Old Testament thinking.