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Monday, July 12, 2010

World Cup or How Perspective Matters

In the video below you get to see two different perspectives on soccer. One sees the game as, well, boring. The other sees the game as thrilling. Watching the same game produces vastly different reactions.

When we preach, especially with images, we need to be aware of perspectives. Some images will evoke the reaction you hoped for, but they might produce a completely different reaction. For example, a picture of a father with a child should evoke feelings of love and family, but to someone who was abused by their father the feelings are very different.

Don't avoid using images that might evoke a negative reaction, just know that it might happen and be prepared for it. Mention in your sermon that not everyone has a good father image, and move on.

How do you deal with differing perspectives?

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