Sunday, February 29, 2004

godly play on live video feed

I had a go at godly play at Opawa this morning. For those unaware, godly play is a way of honouring the Biblical text by using imagination, senses and wonder (I’ve blogged about it here, and Prodigal describes me doing it here). You tell the Bible story using symbols (sand, stones, ark, etc), allow time to “wonder” (I wonder where we are in this story), and then conclude (I did the story of crossing the Jordan into the promised land).

I love it because it privileges the Bible story. Rather than dissect the Scriptures with cold intellect, we enter into the Scriptures and let the Bible shape us.

Anyhow, I got a live video feed going. So as I did it with the kids, the whole church could watch. It is something I have dreamed off for years, live video feeds in church, and it is great to be in a context and with techies who can make some dreams happen.

Posted by steve at 04:16 PM


  1. I might be being dense here, but…
    I’d be interested to know why the church watched on video link rather than being there themselves? What did the video link do to enhance the event? and how do the people who were being videoed react?
    (or have I completely missed the point?)

    Comment by maggi — March 1, 2004 @ 2:00 am

  2. sorry if my writing left you dense … there were about 150 people in church on Sunday morning. So I needed a way to work with a group of 20 kids, and yet let the adults have a peek at what I was doing.

    Live video let me interact with the kids, and the adults see what I was doing on the big screen.

    Comment by steve — March 2, 2004 @ 10:55 pm

  3. suddenly it’s all very clear! thanks…

    Comment by maggi — March 2, 2004 @ 10:57 pm

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