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Branding for the month of December 2011 was loosely inspired by planets that orbit around the sun. We have four weeks/themes that orbit around the main theme ‘What The Doctor Said About Christmas’.

Art done on Adobe Illustrator.

This year at Majestic Church, we are studying What The Doctor Said About Christmas, simply looking into the account of the Christmas story written by Luke (well, yes he was a doctor).

Our point is, you can trust a doctor in the medical field to get his/her facts right, right? Interestingly, this guy was very concerned about little details that he carefully documented. This makes Luke a cool wee book that we can dissect and study to learn about Christmas.

December 2011 has four Sundays, so we gave the titles FORECAST, BELIEVE, SPEAK and SAVE for each.

We also have live reading of the Christmas story at every service with music accompaniment.

It is a pretty epic month, this one. The vibe of Christmas at Majestic this year is unmistakeable and it all feels back-to-the-roots (which of course, we know is the Bible).

Have an awesome awesome Christmas – and if you’re in Christchurch NZ, do join us! We’d love to see you!

Though we probably didn’t grasp half of what Einstein was saying when we were studying his findings in school, we love this guy. I mean, check out that photo below. That was the first image that came up when we googled ‘Einstein’!

Here are a few things that he had to say about imagination:

• The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

• Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

• To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything. 

• Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. 

This is the resurrection of SALT BLOG. The earthquake of February 2011 left more stones turned than we imagined. Salt Blog as we knew it then had to be pulled down because the server that hosted it was in the CBD (still remains in the CBD). And like all other Chch-ians we were left scuttling about like blind mice.

Though we were fending for our lives and city and houses and all that, Salt Blog never left our minds. And we wouldn’t be bringing it back to you if we didn’t sincerely believe this was a good thing we had going on.

So… We are back! We are excited about this. We will attempt to post one update every day (or at the very least, every alternate day). Our aim is to document the good things happening and the crazy creativity that we witness every day around us, by people we know, by people that are part of Majestic Collective, by people who are our friends, and a lot of times too even by strangers we have never met.

Follow us, Like us, Comment us, do what you do. And watch this space.