2014 in review (with some #putoutyourbats).

A lot can happen in a year. I find it helpful in the time between Christmas and new year to have a look back at all that happened in the last 12 months. To remember and reflect upon what might be done differently in the next 12 months.

As is true every year, some of what happened was very good, some was very sad and other things were downright awful. There are things to give thanks for, and others to pray about.

Here are a couple of compilations I’ve found around the place. My favourite, by far, is Marc Fennell’s.

Bring on 2015.




As a bonus, these are my three favourite photos from the past 12 months. #putoutyourbats

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Playing with time-lapse video.

Yesterday I posted some photos from my recent trip up to Guyra for MooreMission 2012.

While we were there we did lots of driving. I decided I would take advantage of this by playing around with some time-lapse video.

Here is my first attempt.

Highlights include the Ebor falls and us changing a tyre on my car because I put a nail though it. Exciting stuff!!

Resources to use this Easter.

Easter is one of those times in the year where churches try to connect with those in their community who do not usually go to church.

In my experience, churches try to do things differently during Easter and Christmas. Sometime this involves singing different songs, having a special focus on welcoming and follow up of new people. Lots of churches try to show a video or two during the service.

If you want to do things differently, visually, he are some handy resources you can use. They are all free.

The Easter Story, by The Bible Society

You can download all of these for FREE by logging into vimeo.

Interactive Stories, by Church Media Videos

This is a little program you can download to use in your kids’ spot. It basically works as a animation creator. It is FREE, and is great for teaching bible stories to kids.

Easter at CreationSwap

This site has heaps of FREE resources. They are all still images, vectors and powerpoints.

Here is the link for their easter reasources.

Mirror Mirror by New Spring Church

This isn’t free. But it is brilliant. Might give you an idea for a video you could do yourself.


Easter, by Bjorn Amundsen

This video is a visual manifestation of some poetry by Sharon Irving.

You can download if from vimeo here.

Let me know if you have seen anything else out there. Ill be happy to add it to this post.

*** Update. Some extra resources. ***

The Last Supper, by SandBible.com

These videos aren’t free, but If you are in Australia you will be supporting a great Christian content producer.

You can see all their Easter videos here.