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My Pick for Best Book of 2011

08.01.2012


I did read some really good books in 2011 (not all published in 2011), and here’s a rundown of the ones I would definitely recommend (in no particular order).

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Announcing HopeMob

07.01.2012


One of the most courageous, innovative Christian leaders of my generation is Shaun King. His story is amazing. He’s already left his mark for social good on Twitter. Now he’s getting ready to launch a whole new social platform for making the world a better place.

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It’s So Much More Than “The Conversation”

06.01.2012


On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to visit Englewood Christian Church and join them for their community dinner, and it was a treat to sit and talk with Chris Smith about what is happening in and through the church.

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Recap: The Language of Participatory Church

05.01.2012


I predict the conversation about tech lingo will continue to parallel — and deeply inform — the conversation about Christianity and church (how we organize ourselves into religious/faith communities).

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The Language of Participatory Church: ROI

04.01.2012


Next in my series of blog posts on the language of participatory church, I have to talk about ROI (return on investment).

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The Language of Participatory Church: Frictionless Sharing

03.01.2012


Continuing my series of blog posts on the language of participatory church, I want to turn to one of the top tech trends of 2011: frictionless sharing.

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My Progressive Disclosure

02.01.2012


Progressive disclosure — it’s apparently what turns a boring online sign-up form into a story.

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The Language of Participatory Church: Context

01.01.2012


Social media marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk has said, “If content is king, then context is God.”

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The Language of Participatory Church: Curation

29.12.2011


In the discussion of participatory church, I find it really fascinating that there are really two conversations about radical shifts in culture going on right now that share some of the same language but apply them in different ways. One is the Internet/tech culture and the other is religious culture, specifically Christian culture (as I see it from my perspective).

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Reestablishing Organic Participatory Systems

21.12.2011


Examples of this movement may not be what we consider “the mainstream,” but if we are looking, there are many out there.

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