A few weeks back, Twitter followers know that I posted about an ad that I saw and really appreciated. Here it is: I’m really glad for this campaign called “End Bible Poverty.” Jesus himself judges us for who we bring Bibles to, remember? In Matthew 25, when the King is judging the sheep and the […]
Even though I lead social media workshops for United Methodist churches in my area (and I’m leading four-FOUR-in October), I’ve really only got a handle on the more text-based forms of social media: Facebook, Twitter, blogging, text-messaging, etc. While such forms will never be obsolete, media-centric services like Instagram, Pinterest, and Vine are rapidly rising […]
One of the raunchiest card games out there is called Cards Against Humanity. It’s essentially an adult version of Apples to Apples. Each round someone draws a card with a sentence with a blank in it. In each player’s hand are nouns of varying degrees of lewdness. Each player plays a card and one picks the best […]
Propaganda film from the Empire: Excellent! May the Fourth Be With You…tomorrow!
In the past month, two big-time evangelicals on twitter have referenced “haters” when it comes to dealing with online folks. Once is a phrase. Twice is a pattern. Why is this? The first one is tragic, actually. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, lost a son to suicide. Because he’s a high-profile person and gained […]
If you logged into your Facebook or Twitter in the past 24 hours, you might have noticed a lot of red. In response to DOMA and Proposition 8 being argued in front of the Supreme Court, folks online are turning their profile pictures and cover photos red in support of both those laws being overturned. […]
This is a series on the role of humor in online discourse, including some interviews with online religious humor sources. Holy Humor 01: Methodist Memes Holy Humor 02: The Unvirtuous Abbey One of my daily tumblr visits nowadays is to Ev’ry Day I’m Pastorin‘, a blog that uses animated GIFs to depict situations that clergy […]