About five months have passed since Echo Hub launched, combining the editorial efforts of CollideMagazine.com, the annual shindig known as Echo Conference, and a new online store for creative church leaders.
Those five months have been a lot of fun, and in that time we’ve managed to publish some posts that stand out in terms of popularity and discussion. Here’s a look at 10 of Echo Hub’s most viewed and/or most discussed posts:
You Are Not Your Ministry — Gary Molander helped us launch the site with this amazing post. If I could, I’d make it required reading for everyone who serves a church in some capacity.
Hugh Jackman Pays the Price — Our head honcho, Rob Thomas, uses the example of Hugh Jackman’s self-discipline to help us see creative work in a whole new way.
The Role of Design in Video — Jameson Sheppard brought us this helpful look at how great design can impact a short film.
Does Your Church Have Style? — Ah, our first whiff of controversy. The example of one church’s style guide caused some question the whole idea of branding in the local church.
How One Church Created an iPad Video Wall — When I decided to tell the story of Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas, I had no idea it’d generate such strong positive and negative reactions. Seventy comments later, we’d exchanged some exhaustive thoughts on the relationship between art and worship.
The ‘How Dare You?’ Game — I wrote this one in response to the iPad wall controversy and, well, some people liked it and some people didn’t.
Should You Become an IMAG Church? — Trent Armstrong shares his perspective on the technical, practical, and philosophical implications of IMAG.
“Or Maybe”: The Tension Between Theologians and Artists — Call me crazy, but I think this one resonated with the artists more than the theologians.
“It’s Not Worship”: The Debate Goes On — In this post I was responding to the opinion’s of another blogger about what does and doesn’t constitute worship, and several people responded to my response. To be honest, I’m still thinking about this conversation.
The Crossroads: Steal, Copy, or Create — Several weeks later, I’m still pleased with how Trent Armstrong explored the decision we face when we set out to work on a new project. It’s certainly worth a read.
And that’s our list! If you missed any of those posts along the way, I encourage you to go back and check them out.
If you’re reading this, I can’t thank you enough for your support! We love bringing you new content every week, and we hope it serves you as you serve the Church.
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.