Global Awareness and Spontaneity Part of 2017 Trends

A study of cultural trends by visual anthropologists and art directors at Getty Images found that there are a number of trends for ads and designs coming for 2017 that include an emphasis on virtual reality and images of the “gritty woman.” Designs are becoming more spontaneous and playful, while there’s also a growing awareness of global communities.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

While churches aren’t involved in design or advertising, these wider trends could impact our communities and lead to ministry challenges.

  • Virtual Challenges: Virtual reality remains a great unknown for many, but questions of morality and ethics for virtual actions will certainly become an issue sooner than later.
  • Pushback After Trump: Donald Trump’s remarks about grabbing and assaulting women became a flashpoint in this election, and the credibility of some churches may ride on how they respond to women who feel betrayed.
  • Global Awareness: Are there ways that the church, with its global emphasis, can help guide the culture in this area?

How do we balance planning for the future with taking care of immediate needs in the present.

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