I’ve seen this video in many places recently. Chris saw it on the Founder’s Blog and posted it. Josh stole it. Today, I saw that Rick posted it. My facebook and twitter friends have been talking about it. It actually is an older video that was originally shown to 150 of Sony BMG International executives at a gathering in Rome on May 4, 2008. The “Point” of the video is that Sony BMG wants to improve consumer music experience in “exponential times” and also illustrates the demand for change.
The first time I saw it was on December 2. One of my programmers, Mark sent it to me. We had been working to resolve a very difficult issue on a project. The issue came from one of our clients and I was having a hard time staying composed and calm. Mark sent me this email.
Not sure if you’ve seen this or not… I’m not even sure how accurate it is… I am sure, though, that this brief video explains why people like you and I are getting frustrated….
If you’ve got the time, it’ll be worth vegging out for a few seconds
BTW: I’ve scanned it for viruses..
My initial thought was how depressing it was. But after thinking about it, Mark was right. I was getting frustrated because when you collaborate with other people, and you’re not all on the same page, it can seem like tug-of-war. Each side has their own ideas of how the project is to be handled. Each side is at a different location in the learning process, and slowing down to educate each other often leads to miscommunication and poor collaboration.
I’m in a technical job. Everyday I see things that are changing. I am in a constant state of education to stay atop of technologies and trends within the web industry. Social media is developing so fast that if don’t keep up with it, you will be at a constant disadvantage trying to catch up with competition.
So it was about the time of watching this video that I really began to explore how web technology is changing ministry. I was quickly connected with a world of exciting guys and gals who are pushing the edge of ministry online.
“The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the word of the Lord will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Yes, God has not changed, but the world we live in is still lost too. With all the noise that is broadcast in this world, God is enlisting those of us to share our story with others. We each have unique stories of how God reached us through the noise and craze of this world.
How are you sharing it?