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YES: Twitter Is “The Future of Media”

17.01.2012


Ben Parr thinks Twitter is the future of media. But is it really? Here’s my two cents.

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Missional Conversations with … Kathy Escobar

16.01.2012


Last month, I decided to start a series of monthly #missionalchat conversations on Twitter, on the third Monday of the month. Back in December, the conversation was with Kathy Escobar. Here is my interview with Kathy following that first experimental #missionalchat.

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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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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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Are We on the Verge of Participatory Church?

11.12.2011


In an op-ed piece in this Sunday’s New York Times, former NPR correspondent Eric Weiner describes his feelings as he faces the holiday season as a religious “none,” as in “none of the above.” Weiner is currently “unaffiliated,” but he writes, “We Nones may not believe in God, but we hope to one day. We have a dog in this hunt.”

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