Three celebrity pastors have been pushing back from (or in one case, being cast out of) the limelight. And they have led to some interesting transformations in their local contexts that inform non-celebrity churches too.
Trauma is evident in content moderation jobs that keep horrible videos off of Facebook. But what about the Church people that engage the rough edges of humanity? How do we care for them? And what does X-Men have to do with it?
As religious conversation moves from the pews and the academy to the digital streets, we must carry our own values and norms with us rather than impose rules and regulations for debate that those outside of the power structure do not recognize.
In the past 500 years, the dance of technological advancement and church music has moved worship from a spectacle to participatory to a spectacle again. What will be the technology that brings it back?