Friday, January 30, 2009

A Wordle is Worth a Thousand Words

I've enjoyed making "word clouds" of my sermons using a website called "Wordle." It helps me to visually see what words and concepts are emphasized in my sermons.

With district conventions coming up this year, a national synodical convention in 2010, along with proposals for restructuring our Synod, there is a lot of ink and bytes being used to put forward ideas about the future of our Synod.

Click here to read an article by Pastor Tim Rossow over at Steadfast Lutherans. He includes two word clouds contrasting Pastor Matt Harrison's article "It's Time" with a recent memo by President Kieschnick concerning Synod's goals for mission and ministry up to 2010. The results are astonishing.

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