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Religion As Participation

11.06.2012


Father Richard Rohr says, “Some are calling theology right now ‘a turn toward participation.’ … And this is happening in all of our groups.”

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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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To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate?

24.01.2012


There’s been some interesting online conversation lately about the subject of collaboration — both pro and con, interestingly enough.

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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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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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