Thursday, April 09, 2009

random links on the costs, impact and processes of creativity

the cost of ministry

Disappearing into the future. Quotes from U2 interview on Pitchfork: “We didn’t buy into the idea that good music had to be underground …. coming, never arrived … We are always thinking that this one will get it … The industry wants you to have inbuilt obsolence … the media are always looking for new and younger artists … Cool is a real constraint …. The world is more malleable than you think …. that’s an optimistic message …. our creative commune …. music is a kind of sacrament, something sacred.”

critique of aggregators and RSS feeds. Robert Thompson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal has slammed news aggregation sites as “parasites or tech tapeworms in the intestines of the internet … Google encourages promiscuity – and shamelessly so – and therefore a significant proportion of their users don’t necessarily associate that content with the creator. ” Whenever I see my posts reproduced word for word on other websites, this is how I feel.

Leadership as knowledge sharing – “If you want to lead with influence – share the knowledge that you have about your processes, your strategies – give away and you will gain respect and manna from those who want to learn from you, beside you and those who can influence your own knowledge pool.” Makes me wonder if it’s more important to say “this is how I think when I engage Bible + life”, rather than “this is what I think”

Posted by steve at 11:14 AM


  1. thanks for the linkage steve – that series is a regular tuesday afternoon slot on Life FM too. It’s a really important idea and a major ideological shift from boomer-type leadership strategy to egalitarian GenY models… it’s all good.

    On the preaching front – the best teaching pastors I’ve ever had and still regard, are the ones who lead me along with them to their conclusions and thoughts, because sharing the process invites healthy dialogue.. hmm will write another post on this..!


    Comment by tash — April 9, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  2. lol. how come the most linked to article i’ve ever written is about me breaking my arm? 🙂

    Comment by stu — April 9, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

  3. tash, in terms of encouraging the “this is how I think when I engage Bible + life”, rather than “this is what I think”; we changed our evening service.

    no pews, but cafe tables. on each table is a A3 sheet of paper with 3 questions – who is God; who are humans; how then should we live.

    all ages gather round these tables. we explore various themes and then we ask the tables to talk with each other in relation to the questions and so we are learning to ask how questions and hear others answer “how” questions. it seems to me that this is an example of what you are saying.

    yes? or no?

    Comment by steve — April 9, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

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