The year brought some of the best TED Talks for educators, but there are some not-to-be-missed talks from that still are highly relevant for educators today. Their messages are invaluable for educators who work tirelessly to inspire creativity, motivation, and determination in their students. The Danger of Silence Poet and teacher Clint Smith encourages viewers to speak up against ignorance and injustice. He begins with Dr.
With the highway of information technology, we can access information at any given moment of any given day from most places in the world using something as small as a smart phone device. With all of this information, curious minds are being filled on a constant basis with both simple and complex ideas that are being delivered at light speed—often with conflicting world views and philosophies.
The TED Talk has become a very popular information bank—owned by a nonprofit nonpartisan foundation designed to deliver information to people. According to TED, information is built upon the most important thing in the world—ideas. So, how is preaching a sermon different than delivering a TED Talk?
TED Talks are approximately 18 minutes in length while sermons are often longer. Often TED Talks center on the opinions of people and charged by emotions. Preaching involves delivering truth Rom.
According to the TED websitethey search hard Ted talks find the most gifted speakers for their events: At TED, we search year-round for presenters who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. They are trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The reality is, most pastors do not meet those standards.
God has often chosen those who are not wise and genius level to deliver the truth of the gospel. Paul wrote the following to the church at Corinth: But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God 1 Corinthians 1: Because sermons are truth centered and not idea centered—sermons are driving at something much bigger which is the worship of God.
They are often designed to give credit to the one delivering the persuasive ideas in the talk itself. Preaching a sermon is far different. The overall goal of a sermon is to point people to God—not the one delivering the sermon. In fact, when people hear a pastor who presents himself as the hero of all of his sermon illustrations and stories, they are often turned off by that type of narcissistic communication.
The preacher has the goal of making God the focus of the sermon rather than ideas or even truths about God. While preachers deliver the truth, that truth is not generic or disconnected from God. The truth itself points people to God and this is how people worship God while a man stands on a platform each week and delivers a sermon.
TED events are designed for people to gather information, but sermons are designed for people to worship. People gather information and ideas during sermons, but something more happens when the one listening begins to praise and glorify God.
In short, we must remember that preaching is worship. As Paul proclaimed the unsearchable riches of Christ, and announced the good news of great joy, and heralded the reconciling message of the all-authoritative King, he saw that this kind of proclaiming, announcing, and heralding could not be discarded when this extraordinary people, under this extraordinary God, revealed in this extraordinary Book, gathered for worship.
The riches of glory, the goodness of the news, the weight of the truth, and the authority behind it all did not become less because it was being spoken among this gathered people. If anything, it became more. The idea is to gain knowledge and become a better human. When true preaching happens it leads to joyful worship.
When the church worships God through his Word—it results in changed lives. Each week when the church gathers the people should be anxious to hear Christian preaching rather than an idea dump in form of a talk. Desiring God Foundation,Nov 16, · TED Radio Hour A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.
Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds. 2. Simon Sinek: “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” With two successful books under his belt, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek takes us on a journey to learn about what makes leaders great.
He tells us how leaders such as Apple Computer, Martin Luther King and the Wright brothers were able to inspire, where others weren’t. If I ever feel underwhelmed in work or life I turn to TED Talks for a dose of inspiration. Today I bring you 5 TED marvels on inclusion and diversity.
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Sep 25, · W e live in a world full of ideas. With the highway of information technology, we can access information at any given moment of any given day from most places in the world using something as small as a smart phone device.