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I’m Proud to Be a Member of the Church of TED

02.03.2013


As a person of faith, I’m inspired by the stories told and ideas shared through TED of what people are doing to make the world — and especially our local community — a better place.

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Funding Missional Churches Like Tech Startups

24.04.2012


Matt Haughey is the founder of MetaFilter.com, and in this talk from the Webstock 2012 conference earlier this year in New Zealand, he focuses on starting with a long-term vision, rather than a desire for short-term success (“cashing in and bailing out”).

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Churches for A/theists

08.03.2012


As Peter Rollins’ ideas continue to make inroads into existing and new faith communities, I wonder what the implications will be.

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Super Bowl Ads and the Future of the Church

05.02.2012


While I’m fascinated by Cindy Gallop’s assessment of the advertising industry, I’m struck by how these same seven characteristics are also defining for the future of my own industry, the church/religious/faith community industry.

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It’s All About Jobs … Right?

23.01.2012


Yesterday I had the privilege of being interviewed by Doug Pagitt on his weekly radio show, discussing a new report released last week from the Johns Hopkins Non-Profit Economic Data Project that shows how non-profits have outpaced for-profits over the past 10 years in terms of job creation.

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YES: Your Industry Is Dead

19.01.2012


Long live, (whatever your industry is)!

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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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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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A Missional Shift in Our Thinking About Purity

02.12.2011


One of the theological challenges that need to be addressed in order for a church to make a missional shift is what Richard Beck talks about in his book Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality. In short, it’s the age-old debate about Christ and culture — and how far the Church should go in its engagement with “the world.”

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