While I'm (laptopless) in Florida, I leave you with a couple of things I've recently published. Ministry in the age of online networking (article for my Annual Conference's website) "The Birthing of a Mother-God" (essay for "Mama Says" a local publication for mothers, in their edition on mathoerhood and spirituality, re-work of an earlier blog… Continue reading To Press
Hi folks, when you have a few free minutes (this week? ha!), could you do me a favor and check out my 'Virtual Worship' link on Trinity UMC's website? For the second week in a row, we had little or no heat in the sanctuary, and this week there was a severe weather warning, so… Continue reading Feedback wanted
One of my two churches is finally ready to unveil our new website! Take a gander at Trinity UMC online and tell me what you think. On an unrelated note, I had to buy my ever-growing baby new underwear-- from the girl's section, not the toddler's. *sniff* It goes so fast! Hug a kid you… Continue reading Webspace
Please note: there is no way on God's green earth that linking to this site is in any way an endorsement. One of my friends told me about this site, and I spent a lot of time clicking through it. It's called "You've Been Left Behind," youvebeenleftbehind.com, and here's the thing: I can't tell if… Continue reading Nope. I really can’t tell.
I continue to ponder the nature of church, community, and technology, wondering how the tools around us can be used to build up the Body of Christ. This is largely speculative; I'm not looking for quick answers here, but for reflection. During last week's four-hour-lunch, one of the topics of conversation between Human Hankie (and… Continue reading Virtually Sacred Time
Since I switched over here to WordPress, I have grown very attached to the weekly sermon podcast, and am usually very excited to upload each week's sermon, whether it was stellar or not so much. So I'm bumming, because I can't get this week's sermon to load. It was a pretty good sermon, but we… Continue reading Technology= fail
I know, I sound a little... Clintonian here, but I have a question about the meaning of pastoral contact. You see, according to our guidelines for appointment, clergy covenant, and countless other documents, After the change of appointment, the outgoing pastor will not have pastoral contact with any member of the congregation without the invitation… Continue reading I did not have pastoral relations with that woman!
I stole this photo mosaic idea from new reader and fellow Vermonter sonja. The rules are thus: a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. b. Using only the first page, pick an image. c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker. The… Continue reading Post-Church Fun
Friend and fellow blogger Jeremy has a great post today about the meaning of the Incarnation in a virtual world. One of the tenets of Christianity is that Jesus is God-with-us, Emmanuel, human. How do we preach the Incarnation in a world where we can craft virtual space so easily and completely? I won't try… Continue reading ApostlePaul.wordpress.com
Related to my previous post about blogging, there is something to be said for Facebook, where I'm a relative newbie, but the idea is growing on me (and not just because of the Text Twist either!). It's strength is the sheer momentum of numbers. Everyone and their grandmother is there. Well, my kid's grandmothers are… Continue reading Side note- why I, er, Facebook