Friday, March 6, 2009

Look! It's the lectionary! Coming in the clouds!

I've been completely entranced by Wordle, a website that allows you to make, in their words, "beautiful word clouds."
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

So I entered the texts for this week's lectionary readings and here's what happened.

For Genesis:
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alt="Wordle: OT Lectionary"
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For Romans:
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alt="Wordle: NT Lectionary"
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For Mark:
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alt="Wordle: Gospel lectionary"
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Personally, I think these are pretty cool. But I probably ought to do more actual reading and thinking right about now if I'm going to come up with a sermon.

1 comment:

Lorin said...

Librarything, the website where I catalogued our entire library, has a cool feature that's similar - an author cloud, where the more books you have by an author, the bigger their name. Its quite nifty.