Unless I miss my guess…
EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION.
Some are quick to let you know what theirs is.
Some are more tactful and will hold off on giving theirs.
Some will go ahead and give their opinion, but it is so well done that no one gets annoyed or offended.
BUT. WE. ALL. HAVE. OPINIONS.
Some of them are right on the money.
Some are way off base.
Some have no clue what they are talking about, but love to hear themselves talk.
I. NEED. YOUR. OPINION!!
This is not a right or wrong test. This is not a choke-it-down or let-it-slide test. I seriously
need want your opinion. Here’s the scenario: this past Sunday I showed this video. If you want to see how I applied it…and have the time…you can check out the introduction to my sermon here. (start around 7:50)
So…first do those two things. Or at least watch the video.
Okay, now…were you offended or did you find the video offensive? Please be honest. In particular, were you offended by the 5 second spot at 0:44? I honestly want to know. Why? I was asked about it Monday in a leadership meeting. When I explained it (anorexic looking into the mirror with a false picture), the leader who was approached by someone concerned about the “amount of skin/girl in her underwear” understood. But, in all honesty, if it takes an apology/explanation from me for showing it, I will do it. A leader should never be above saying, “I’m sorry.” I certainly don’t want someone allowing their feelings to fester and grow into something ugly. I had no problems with it or I would not have showed it, but if it was insensitive, then I need to know.
SEE WHY I NEED YOUR OPINION?
So…have at it. Your opinion matters. I am seeking outside help (you guys) for a better picture of my role in it. And please…spare me the “you shouldn’t show videos in worship as part of the sermon” spiel. I will continue using them. I have wanted to show some which I myself have rejected due to content or language (scenes from a movie). But I will continue using appropriate videos.
What do you think? Your opinion matters. Thanks.