Independent Study: Week 3

As I continue to delve into the subject of Design Thinking and Innovation and how it might relate to the church and other faith-based organizations, I have felt like I've been swimming out from shore into an ever-deepening sea of issues and possibilities. Right now I need to do a lot more reading and begin some interviewing in an effort to better understand the conceptual topography as well as defining what the conversation is. I want to better understand what I mean by "design thinking" and "innovation." I want to know in what ways the church has already begun to embrace creativity and innovation, and it what ways it has not. I want to define what about this topic is personal for me, and what is corporate. And I want to understand where my ideas about design thinking fit into the greater conversation of the relevance of the church in today's culture.