Posts Tagged ‘gospel’

Link Magnets?

Friday, August 14th, 2009

google_hanschristianorstedHundreds of millions of people now know that today (August 14) is Hans Christian Ørsted’s birthday. Today many of them even know, that without his 1820 discovery that electric currents induce magnetism, long-distance communication in 2009 might be conducted via megaphone and carrier pigeon.

Yesterday, most of those hundreds of millions had never heard of Hans Christian Ørsted. So what happened? Google Doodle.

Google Doodle is a date-, season-, or event-specific variation of the logo on the Google home page. Doodles are original, interesting, attractive, irresistible link-magnets. No Flash, no blinking animations, no scrolling banner ads, no annoying sound effects, but compelling. You gotta click, or at least mouseover, the Doodle to see what it’s all about.

OK. Crazy statement alert. If we believe in and follow Jesus, we are called to be living Google Doodles:  irresistible magnets that by nature and demeanor (not annoying sound effects) attract and connect people to Him.

Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it. (I Cor 3:3, The Message)

Google Doodles for Jesus? OMG. Still…think about it.

And the Oscar Goes to…

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Item: in a recent e-mail newsletter, Christianity Today, noted that “there is no end” of the making of movies about Jesus. Film critics presented a review of the top ten Jesus movies produced since the early 1900s. The reviewed films ran the gamut from 1905’s Life and Passion of Jesus Christ to Mel Gibson’s highly publicized Passion of the Christ in 2004, CT compares and contrasts ten films that “focus mainly on Jesus’ life story as told in the Gospels.” Their conclusion: while no interpretation can ever “capture the fullness of his divinity, or the fullness of his humanity, the better films can help us to see a small part of the bigger picture.”

Comment: Film critics do what they do (and some of them are pretty good), but only God can review the life of Christ as told through me. He paid the production costs and directs the action. My contribution is to allow Him to live through me in a way that helps others see a small part of the Divine Love that energizes my life. What Would Jesus Do? is not a slogan; it’s the framework for a Bible-based, reality drama played out everyday in my life and in the life of everyman (or woman) who volunteers to participate.