Recently we were planning worship elements for “Jesus, lunatic or Lord”. Focusing on the miracles of Jesus. Someone suggested using a video of Criss Angel, the illusionist. I thought it was a great idea; juxtaposing Angel’s youtube video of “Criss Angel walks on water’ illusion with Jesus walking on water.
I pushed for it and it was shot down. In a world where personal perception is reality, we need to face the hard questions. Criss Angel is a freaky illusionist. Jesus did it for real. We can’t be afraid of using great real time, relatable, culturally relevant elements. I respect our design teams process, but I will continue to push the envelope. We did a Mother’s day video instead.