Category: Monday mashup

Monday Mashup: Christmas

christmas-goose.jpg A Christmas goose.  Ask Andrew Jones about his…

Today’s mashup topic is Christmas.  Timely, huh?  See what you can do with these —

Lots of Christmas goodies out there.  My all-time favorite is John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story.  I heard John Henry Faulk in 1978 in Dallas, when I was a student at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Faulk had been blacklisted as a commie during the McCarthy era.  Edward R. Murrow helped Faulk regain his good name, win a lawsuit, and go back to being a writer and humorist.  If you don’t know this Christmas story, you can read the transcript or download the audio at the NPR site. 

Monday mashup: Community

mashitup.jpgI’ve been thinking about this idea for sometime, so here’s the first of what I hope will be regular Monday mashups — related ideas, links, and stuff that you can mashup for your own ministry. 

Today’s topic:  community.

  • Definition of mashup, for starters. 
  • Church of the Customer post on community, from a business/marketing POV.  How we think about community.
  • Jonny Baker reimagines the traditional 9 lessons-and-carols as alternative worship here and here.  How we do creative worship for the community.
  • Read Seth Godin’s blog on monopolies, then read take some time to poke around Larry Lessig’s blog about copyright, creative commons, and the future of how intellectual property will be shared.  Takes some digging but has real implications for how we do creativity.  Hint:  we live in a gift economy now.   How we value things in community is the idea here.
  • Ubercool says rude behavior is part of the new casual.  How we act in community is changing. 

What do you think?  See my trends blog, or my one-stop blog for more stuff.