Day: July 15, 2011

The social media imperative

Make sure the person who handles communication in your church loves social media… Church communication is shifting from handouts and phone trees to online, and the person responsible for communicating what’s going on in your church needs to passionate about both — recognizing it’s not an either/or as much as a both/and.

The problem with preaching

Laypeople come to church hoping for a sermon that will make a difference in their hearts and an impact on their lives. Unfortunately too often they spend the sermon passing their time by doling out lifesavers to their children, doodling on the bulletin insert or making a mental “to do” list for the upcoming week

A bloggers’ debate: Should Rowan Williams resign?

How about the idea, instead, that Rowan Williams is relying on the liberal wing and the LGBT folks on continually turning the other cheek and ‘not excluding him’ so that he can actively build up his vision of a purple-led international Church with a more literalistic reading of the Bible than you would find in most seminaries never mind universities?

Desperate measures

Bill, my best friend in seminary, enjoyed playing the organ. It was a form of relaxation and refreshment for him, and occasionally he would substitute in our seminary chapel worship when the regular organist was away…