|The poster for the 2010 Christmas campaign. Click here to see the complete list of where the poster has been posted, as at 20 December 2010.
||BABY SCAN JESUS
SUPPORT FROM CHURCH LEADERS
"For many parents pregnancy gets real when you see the image from the ultrasound scan. It tells you something is actually kicking off. We've got so used to the tinsel wrapped cosiness of the carefully packaged 21st century consumer-fest Christmas, that its astonishing reality an actual pregnancy, a God come down to earth is easily missed. But this image demands attention. So does this child. He's on his way."
Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Reading
"Christmas continues to give the church amazing opportunities for celebrating and advertising the Good News of Jesus. The picture of a scan is one of the most defining moments of a pregnancy these days it's full of promise and anticipation. I'm delighted to see this year's Christmas advert and pray it will encourage many people to sit up and take note of the Christmas message."
Jonathon Edwards, General Secretary, Baptist Union of Great Britain
"This poster is designed to arrest the attention of the usually disinterested. It is aimed at awakening the imagination, teasing the curiosity and provoking fresh consideration of the heart of Christianity precisely what Jesus did with parables, images and stories. No, it doesn't cover all the bases and deal comprehensively with every theological nuance, but it gives a huge kick start to thinking about what Christmas is all about."
Nick Baines, Bishop of Croydon
"Our society is trying to airbrush Christ out of Christmas, but this imaginative poster reminds people that Christmas is all about Jesus. I encourage every church in the land to join me in supporting this exciting campaign, and buy a poster site in their community to get people thinking about Jesus this Christmas."
Mark Russell, Chief Executive, Church Army & Member, Archbishop's Council
"I really like the ad and I think the execution is strong; it's a super ad."
Mark Greene, Executive Director, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity
"Christmas for me starts with Jesus Christ, who is not just a historical reality but a present experience in the midst of the contemporary world. As a scientist and a Christian, this poster reflects in a brilliant and provocative way my belief that Christ was born as a real human being, but is of relevance to every human being today. I'm excited to be able to commend this campaign."
David Wilkinson, Principal, St John's College, University of Durham
"Why do we consider all human beings to be of equal, infinite and objective worth? History reminds us that the answer is not as simple or as self-evident as we would like to think. In reality, the best answer we have lies in the image of this campaign. Christmas starts with Christ and so does the fact of irreducible human dignity."
Nick Spencer, Director of Studies, Theos
"Churchads.net has a reputation for effective, challenging, conversation-creating advertising. This year's campaign promises to be no exception, as it provokes people to think afresh about the true meaning of Christmas. It is an excellent initiative!"
Mike Talbot, The Evangelical Alliance Chair of Board
"London is a place full of buses and bus stops and is also a community of young people who are always having babies! I am sure that this ChurchAds.net poster will make a real impact and also affirm the truth of God with us right from conception. Controversial, stunning, effective I can't wait to see it up!"
Martin Turner, Superintendent Minister, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster