It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
How To Remove The Barriers Between Your Community And Your Church. (via @TonyMorganLive) How is your facility used? Is it a “Sunday only” space? Used all week, but only by church members who “belong”? This article will open your eyes to the possibilities that surround you.
Over a decade ago, former Disney Imagineer Mel McGowan started calling into question the true meaning of the spaces we commonly call “church.” Since he knew environments can facilitate mission, the overwhelming emotive of the archetype church building and its surroundings seemed to not be mission-like at all, but rather characterless. A bit vacant. Unoccupied. Much like a church parking lot during the week.
Church “space,” for the most part, had become lost to its original mission. Institutional, commonplace and disconnected from the surrounding community, the word “church” had come to mean “a building” or even worse, “a building with walls” and even worse than that, “a building with walls where only Christians go.” For centuries, communities were built around a central cultural, commercial and spiritual hub. Churches weren’t just an entity. They were integral to the larger social spectrum.
Singapore Airlines Demonstrates the Differences in Their Seating Classes With Meticulously Crafted Paper Models. (via @LaughingSquid) Singapore has long been on my bucket list of airlines, not because of their luxury, but because of their legendary customer service and incredible attention to detail. Details matter.
3. Being blinded by the projector in class and being called on to write on the transparent sheets with a marker that would smudge all over your hand.