Jesus used “everyday” material for His parables to tell people about the Kingdom of God.
You can teach your students and leaders to do the same thing by snagging pictures with your camera phone, throwing up on the screen and asking “What message or values does this communicate?” You can even bring them into this process and teach them to engage culture by having them shares the pictures they found throughout their week.
For example, I encountered a “Sinful Colors” display at a local store.
Colors include “Set the Mood,” “Dark Room,” “Mardi Gras,” “Boom Boom” and…. (strangely enough) “Innocent.”
So… what message or values does this picture communicate?