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This is pretty cool. It’s a concept camera called the WVIL. Stands for: Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens.
It’s pretty impressive. BUT….this also makes me wonder how professional photographers feel about how simple it’s becoming for just about anyone to place a pre-designed filter on a photo with nothing more than a click of a button. What would have taken the average person a few hours (or more!) to figure out, can now (in some cases) be done in a matter of seconds. Good for the amatuer. But what does it mean for the pro’s? Anything?
Reflecting this morning on this past weekend’s beautiful Easter gatherings at The Orchard. Loved the direction we took and how it all came together to create what I think was probably our most creative and artistic effort to date. We took several risks this year and decided to journey people through Holy Week in about 65 minutes using several art forms such as: spoken word, painting, dance, readings, music, and video.
The overall theme was “ALL THINGS NEW” and it was broken down into three segments: All Is Right (Palm Sunday), All Is Lost (Good Friday), and All is New (Easter). I’m planning to post several of the video pieces here in the next few days. Stay tuned.
Here are a few photos. While I suppose it comes across to some degree in the photos, I wish there was a way to truly capture what I believe happened in the hearts of everyone there. So thankful…
This past weekend we concluded a four-week series at The Orchard entitled, “The Gospel: From a Garden to The City”. This turned out to be a tremendous series that I think God used to impact our community in significant ways.
Rather than being a series focused strictly on the doctrinal aspects of the gospel, our goal was to give sort of a 30,000 ft view of the overarching narrative of the gospel: Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration. I appreciate Tim Keller's thoughts on the fact that while there is only
one gospel, there are clearly different forms in which the gospel
can be expressed. This series was just one of those expressions.
My hope and prayer going in to the series was that it would help accomplish three things in our community: expand our view of the gospel, find and embrace our place in the story, and of course…be led into a greater discovery of the beautiful hope we have in the Cross and Resurrection.
The above logos are all original paintings that were beautifully created by our friend, Sherri Ohler. Each weekend was represented by one of these paintings that each followed the narrative.
Here are a few photos from throughout the series. (Also, special thanks to artists: Maureen Gasek, Julie Vogt, and Lisa Price.)
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