They call me Jonathan. I am the human behind what you see on this website (with a little help from some friends).
I started Plungepool because I’m convinced that the Bible is the best story on the planet and it is a story for the world at large. Everything I make is aimed at inviting outsiders into the story and helping us all engage with it afresh.
I am a member of Magdalen Road Church in Oxford, UK. Previously I have worked as Media Producer for UCCF (IFES movement in the UK). Being involved in internationally-focussed ministry in the UK and living overseas has given me a unique perspective on storytelling and how the gospel transforms lives.
Scroll on down to find out more about projects I have been involved in through the years.
The Bible in 12 words
An abstract film project developed for IFES, which tells the Bible story in 12 simple words, with accompanying online Bible studies.
Someone is Coming
My first independent project was for Christmas 2013. It told the big story of Christmas, going beyond the nativity to Adam, Eve, David, Isaiah and others. It connects some of those familiar verses read at carol services. It’s been used by hundreds of churches in their Christmas events over the last few years.
Take Flight Story Exhibition
I love to make space for people to ask questions and engage with stories. In 2013 I was taken on as Artist in Residence at UCCF’s student leader conference. I created a story-telling exhibition that connected big ideas about the world we live in with the gospel story.
Take Flight combines artistic integrity, intellectual intrigue, and festival fun for an amazing interactive exhibition.Brian Weaver