“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was shapeless and without form, and the spirit of God hovered over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light!’”
No doubt, these sound like strange words to begin a TEDxMileHigh talk. They’re certainly controversial, after all, the two things we’re told to never talk about in public are politics and religion, and you can’t really quote the Bible in America without bringing up one if not both. However, a chance meeting with a few planners for today’s event spurred an idea in my mind that I believe makes them surprisingly appropriate given the theme of our gathering today: Make + Believe.