Monday, June 11, 2012

Jesus, the Crowdsourcer (Mark 3: 20-35)

Though many attribute the coining of the term "crowdsourcing" to Jeff Howe in Wired magazine, the opening of opportunity to the broader public for mutual benefit is not new. Though the reality show American Idol and You Tube are prolific crowdsourcing venues, Jesus makes use of crowdsourcing to subvert religious barriers to faith. The crowd is a prominent concept in Mark.

Sometimes it is the insiders of religious communities that make the barriers to faith. To release control is a fearful undertaking. Let us consider that if Jesus didn't crowdsource, unless we are Jewish, we never would've had a chance. Jesus has made his followers a crowdsourced people.

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