The past 48 hours, a new form of spam comments has come up–and it’s pretty impressive! Check out an example, what they are doing, and how to better handle it.
This coming Sunday is May the Fourth. Many congregations are unaware that it is a High Holy Sunday, with an ancient liturgy commemorating it as Star Wars Sunday: May the Fourth Be With You. I am sure that everyone wants to commemorate it. But I suspect that many congregations are lost in the woods of Endor […]
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 […]