“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

Trust Quotes #9: Chris Brogan

My biggest peeve in perusing the daily, hourly, constant stream of Social Media (Twitter in particular)  is the barrage of self-promotion that most organizations think is “doing Social Media”.  If I weren’t committed to trying to lend my voice and my skills to helping the church understand and utilize Social Media* ,  I would have unfollowed a lot of “church” Continue Reading

Dumb Title: “Blogs Are Out, Social Networking Is In” #wiredchurch #smchurch

The title of this post sounds a bit clueless to me.  Blogs ARE a sizeable portion of Social Networking.  Blogs existed before just about EVERYTHING that is now thought of as “Social Networking”.  I think it would be more accurate to say that “Blogs are no longer the rage”,  or “Twitter and Facebook” are more popular than Blogs”.  Well, DUH.  Continue Reading

Be the Priest #smchurch #ChurchSocial @gavoweb

From Chris Brogan (via @gavoweb),  re: building movements that inspire and instill belonging.  Yet another “DUH” moment for the church,  which simply must be “Listening” to what people are saying and expressing. Webber and Taylor didn’t launch Fast Company by making a platform that praised them. I didn’t launch PodCamp to be at its core. Instead, these kinds of movements Continue Reading

#YouVersion : a model and a springboard #churchsocial #theoblogical

This looks like an amazing app.  It does a lot of intelligent social networking stuff.  The Bible part is also interesting.  It makes me wonder how it might also be expanded to venture into other books (via things like Library Thing or similar apps that seek to create communities around book readers. It’s also interesting that such things arise not Continue Reading

Podcast with Chris Brogan (Scripting News) #ChurchSocial @davewiner @chrisbrogan

This was an absolutely fascinating conversation for me,  between two guys who are really into this Social Media world of apps and hosts: Dave Winer and Chris Brogan.  Dave Winer is often described as the Father of RSS.  Chris Brogan is out there talking about Trust Agents (a book that came out a couple months ago,  and to which I Continue Reading

We Are Hiring? (#churchsocial)

Where are the “theological developers” in the church culture?   This is not to say that any particular developer who is chosen by the Fellowship Network is not interested or passionate about theology of church,  but can’t we be a bit more focused on “passions” for the church as much if not more so than we are about Rails or MVC Continue Reading

Where to start?

In the 51 days since finding out my job is being phased out,  I have applied to exactly one other position (and that was exactly one month ago).  I have spent most of that time learning new skills as time allowed as I work my remaining days here at will soon be “my old digs”.  I plan on continuing my Continue Reading

New Book on Net Roots

Bloggers on the Bus by Eric Boehlert How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press From the guy who wrote LapDogs: How the Press Rolled Over For Bush,  which sounds interesting too.  I may have to check that one out too, after I’ve read about 100 pages in Bloggers on the Bus (Title invokes memories of an old classic by Continue Reading

Hit and Miss

It seems to me that Facebook has a whole bunch of the “overlay” that keeps most social communication “surfacey”.   In other words, there’s a whole lot of “conversation piece” stuff and entertainment games (like Trivia quizzes),  but very little emphasis on the more conversations that get right to it (those things that the good blogs are made of,  which put Continue Reading

Another Blogless Month

I’ve been trying to change my “politics” heavy tendencies in blogging,  but in doing so,  it seems I am also finding precious little I feel moved to write about.  But I don’t feel that it’s just due to some downswing in political fervor (although there is certainly that).  It’s also been a really busy time at work.  I’ve also been Continue Reading

Get an answer with CircleUp | PodTech.net: Technology and Entertainment Video Network

Scoble interviews this guy with an intriguing product that helps weave an even more social networking net: CircleUp joins your communities together in a way to get your questions answered. Plan a meal. Start an event. Pick a vacation spot. Here John Payne, CEO, shows us the new system. Get an answer with CircleUp | PodTech.net: Technology and Entertainment Video Continue Reading