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Toy Jesus

Below is a video I used last week in my talk at Innovate. But trust me, before you view it, I must give some background first.

The background: This video came at a time in my talk when I was finishing up a fairly lengthy and serious portion. I felt that I needed something "light" to surprise people and get them relaxed before I changed directions and started showing some practical examples. So, Adam Tarwacki, Ben Sanders and I put our heads together, and this is what we came up with.

The set-up: "I get asked all the time, 'How do you find Jesus in the culture so easily?' It's a great question. It seems so easy for us to find movie or TV clips that show the truth of God working through our pop culture. Even people close to me ask this question. In fact, Adam is my assistant, and last week he was asking that exact question. So I had our conversation filmed, in hopes that today it might help you with the same thing Adam was struggling with. We start the filming during a typical daily meeting between Adam and I..."

Did I accomplish my goal?