I love to tell the story of Christ’s birth and use this blog and other sites to share the message. I also use the spoken word and letters, books, whatever I can – to share the Good News! Now though we have a new generation (actually several!) that want to hear a message of good news, but how do we communicate it? Do we continue to follow the same stories and means we have in the past or do we look at some of the many new ways that we can use today? What if Jesus was born today? Would it look different?
With internet and iphones, texting and twitter, could this be the modern-day story of Christ’s birth? Check out this link – The Digital Story of the Nativity
And what about this take of the story – the Nativity via Social Media done by some very innovative missionaries in Haiti and their children. (See more of their story: “We are doing full-time mission work in the country of Haiti. Our work is donor supported. For information about supporting our ministry please visit http://www.livesayhaiti.blogspot.com or email TL7inhaiti@yahoo.com)
Another video example is through this video on social media. This video is an artistic take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus’s birth. Follow this historical period as it unfolds as a digital narrative. This vignette is great for highlighting the truths and circumstances of our Savior’s birth in a fresh, unique way.
Finally, if you are into cartoons with a message, check out this video “Tooning of Christmas”
Which do you find the most innovative and interesting? Would you like to see any of these formats used in your church? Let’s hear your thoughts!