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 […]
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. […]