Saturday, November 07, 2009

Advent Conspiracy 09 (Video)



You can watch the excellent video from last years Advent Conspiracy campaign. Presents vs. Presence.

8 comments:

Vernon said...

Went to www. adventconspiracy.org to see what the promoters have to say. I was a little surprised by what I saw on the first page of a website by an organization that has bylines like "spend less" and "give more". What I saw was an advertisement, under the "News" banner no less, to "Get 50% off the Advent Conspiracy Book and DVD". The very next item under the "News" heading was another advertisment to sell something, again promoting "The Advent Conspiracy". This seems a little self-serving and hypocritical to me. The advertisements could have at least been put on a link to another page on the website. I guess it's OK to "spend more" while "spending less", as long as it is a "just" cause.

DK said...

It is ironic huh?

DK said...

But do you really think a group of people who desire that the true purpose of Christmas would be amplified through all the noise of our societies consumeristic traditions just want to make a quick buck?

Vernon said...

The true purpose aside, it leaves the impression of "do what I say, not what I do".

DK said...

The logic doesn't follow though. Advent Conspiracy exists as a organization behind the movement to provide support to "fan the flame". This would include the distribution of educational resources.

The individuals who were a part of the organization would be communicating "do what I say, not what I do" if they embraced consumerism and societies "traditions" surrounding Christmas instead of centering their hearts and lives around worshipful exaltation of the incarnation of Jesus, our Savior and King.

Stephen said...
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Stephen said...

Understand the critique but side with DK's defense- seems to follow logic. But, hey- I was posting to see if anyone knew who's singing the song that's playing at the end of this video with the lyrics "he changed us and he is alive." Sounds awesome, but I can't find out anywhere who performs it.

DK said...

Great question Stephen. After doing some research it looks like it's not a "song" per say, but was a sound bite put together by http://polyphonemusic.com/