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PressPausePlay

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

I haven’t yet bought PressPausePlay, but I’m going too. I’m intrigued with this idea of democratization of creativity and the the power of the internet as a distribution channel. I’m intrigued because I think it has the ability to turn the church upside down. I think it has the ability to reveal the truths of the Bible in ways never thought before.

For centuries we have been hearing the word of God through spoken word. Generation after generation raised up and called into ministry. Now the availability of creative tools gives a whole new tribe of people the voice they’ve always wanted. A voice to share the faithfulness of a living God. A God that created space and time, sunsets and sunrises, water and the ability for water to be frozen. A creative God.

The Creative Class has the ability and the access to move people, to see God’s humor, unfailing love, his mercy and justice. The question is will the these creatives, artists, curators, designers, musicians, filmmakers, teachers, and writers raise up and revolutionize the way the Gospel is heard through out the world? Or will, at least in America, traditional minds shut out what could be for what is.You can see God’s finger print on everything in the universe. This is the time, the point in God’s story where the power and tools have been released to God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission.

Where do you see God in the digital culture revolution?