Monday, October 30, 2006

God Is Still Speaking Seminar

This past weekend my family and I enjoyed the fall colors of the Missouri Ozarks at the Windermere Conference Center.

I led a two day seminar on the United Church of Christ's "God is Still Speaking" identity and advertising campaign for the Missouri chapter of the Biblical Witness Fellowship. The five sessions were based on a paper I originally presented at Faithful & Welcoming Churches national gathering this past August.

According to the New York Times, the UCC this coming Advent will spend $50,000 on blog and Internet advertising--using the Still Speaking commercials to promote the denomination.

While the Still Speaking commericals--and the theology behind it--has plenty of flaws, they still have much to teach us about what it means to be the church and help people grow in the holiness and grace of Jesus Christ.

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