One way of learning computer code is to break the code and learn why it is broken. The same technique can be applied to turning our pedestrian theologies into holistic thoughts about God.
Three Options of what to do with online personas and pastoral movesLast year about this time, I wrote “Facebook How-To for Pastors Changing Churches“…and it generated a lot of conversation. Some pastors didn’t want to give up contacts with parishioners, others appreciated a helpful way to slowly detach from parishes without hurt feelings, and some […]
From Saddleback Sam to Target StatisticiansThere was a fascinating article a few weeks back about the statistical research methods of Target. Essentially they analyze consumer buying habits to the minute detail so that they can almost predict when a person is going through a life transition (the article talks about the retailer making educated guesses at […]
Google digitizes Dead Sea ScrollsJohannes Gutenberg created the printing press that became society’s tool to disseminate information. Some have credited the printing press with both the Protestant Revolution and the Scientific Revolution as the ideas that the powers kept locked up became more widely known and available. Anyone could become an expert simply by reading. […]
Primer on CopyrightsThe latest issue of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership (at Wesley Theological Seminary) offers an article on using Facebook appropriately. Why report on this? Thanks for asking! Hacking Christianity got a shout-out in the article for our blog post “Facebook How-To for Pastors changing churches” and there are several noteworthy links as well. Check […]
Code of Conduct for the Digital AgeI seriously told a friend “I wish pastors would ask me before they do anything on Facebook.” There’s just so many clergy on facebook that are unaware of how to use the system to its full benefit for churches. So, here’s my advice when it comes to changing churches […]