Monday, February 7, 2011

The Elephant in the Church.

Our church is doing a new series on sex, love, and relationships called "The Elephant in the Church".  It's going to be an eight week study of the rather risqué book in the Bible called Song of Solomon (It is such a steamy book that, historically, Jewish children weren't even allowed to read it until they were 12 years old...)  I'm going to go ahead and predict that a lot of blushing is going to be taking place in our little church in the next couple of months...  :)

To set the mood of the series, our pastor asked me if I would find some great quotes, movie clips, and the perfect song in hopes of putting it all together to create a "trailer" of sorts that would play right before his sermon.  Well, I scoured movies and youtube and itunes and brought all of the material I found (with the help of my best friend Nicole) to our resident tech man, Dave, and he put it all together beautifully.  It was exactly what I envisioned it to be.

Most of the quotes are from Song of Solomon, and the song is called "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra.  I'm really excited about the way it turned out!


  1. I love this. It makes me want to cry...Any slideshow/movie with music gives me goosebumps. Hahaha! But this turned out beautifully! Good work!

    Our church is going through 1 Corinthians right now and next weekend is all about sex (not the romantic song of solomon type..) and since we have six gatherings every weekend, Ian is teaching a couple of them and he is so nervous! Hahaha! Everyone acts awkward about sex in church, but you know attendance is going to go up! : )

  2. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Leslie! I'm excited to be in this blog world with you and Em :)

    This series looks great! Steamy romance is definitely "the elephant in the church" but I think that's great that Impact is addressing it. We can't simply avoid topics that make us uncomfortable if they are topics that need discussing! So I say awesome :) Can you make sure to let us know how it goes?

  3. You did a great job with the trailer!