“Discarded intellectual” part 2 “Theologians of Networked Community” #WiredChurch

Another “Discarded intellectual” group that is sorely needed by the church,  is the “theologian of network technology”.  It is kept from playing a significant  role largely because the church organizations have followed the market tendencies in technology to the exclusion of sound theological discernment about how to let the “Social” actually BE social.  It has much to do with theological Continue Reading

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Twitterfeed to Facebook

Since Facebook ‘s blog to wall imports have not been working ,  I had to seek out an alternative.  Twitterfeed will not only post from an RSS feed to Twitter (which WordPress already does for me,  for my blog posts),  it will also post to Facebook.   So I’ve hooked it up.  This post should show up on my wall.  (note:  Continue Reading

Is “Balance” Overrated? @jesserice #wiredchurch #smchurch

  spiritual director looked him square in the eye and said, “The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.” “You are so tired,” continued the director, “because a good half of what you are doing has nothing to do with your true powers, or the place you have reached in your life.  You are only half here, and half here will kill Continue Reading

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over @rww #wiredchurch

This article sounds what seems to me to be something of importance for the way we think about Social Media in the church.  Part of the “herd” movement toward ever more immersive and immediate adoption of “making public” and “giving permissions” for apps to leverage our member info is raising questions about what we may be surrendering in our haste Continue Reading

Saying Stupid things about social media

Cory Doctorow, of BoingBoing fame,  and author of such short stories as Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom,  has an article about the inane things we hear from various media writers and pundits.  Here is my favorite: Facebook will blow over in a year and something else will be along Totally correct, but this is a feature, not a Continue Reading

A question never revisited: Can you “DO Church” on Facebook? @jesserice #wiredchurch #smchurch

The podcast in my previous post had Steve Brown posing a question for after the break:  “Can we “do Church” on Facebook”,  but Steve never really re-posed that particular question when they got back. I think that a lot of people looked into the book out of that kind of expectation.  I think that we have a lot of people Continue Reading

Re-Membering in a Hyperconnected World @jesserice #wiredchurch #smchurch

I’m just going to keep hitting this.  Despite my status as an online “evangelist”,  I am in agreement with Jesse Rice and his thesis in The Church of Facebook.  There is a need for us to engage in battle against those things about a hyperconnected world that would rob us of just a small portion of our humanity and wholeness Continue Reading

Absent while present: Mobile “away-ness” @jesserice @amforbus #wiredchurch #smchurch

From the Q&A on UMPortal: At a recent conference, I noticed that having mobile access to social networks made a difference in how I interacted there. It’s interesting, the shift that’s happened. It really is. I was at a retreat where there were 25 of us in a cabin talking about faith and tech culture. People had their laptops open, Continue Reading