Yesterday I preached on Jesus' transfiguration at Three Chopt Presbyterian Church here in Richmond. My focus was on the relationship between Peter's doctrinal confession at Caesarea Philippi and his experience of Jesus' transfiguration soon thereafter. (Contrasting doctrine and experience is … Read more about St. Peter’s Selfie
I have no idea why I thought of this, but here it is. (I think it must have been reflecting on the use of Twitter at recent conferences.) When I was in college I drove a big honkin' pickup truck. It fit my Texas lifestyle. (I still kinda miss that truck.) It was about a 10 hour drive between … Read more about Random Social Media Analogy
Over the weekend I had the privilege of organizing a panel discussion on social media and ministry at the Presbytery of Chicago's LEAD event . Here is the description of our workshop: Ministry 2.0 How can tools like Facebook and Twitter be used for pastoral care, gospel witness, and relationship … Read more about Ministry 2.0
Earlier this week it was reported that Facebook is thinking about lowering their minimum age so that kids under the age of 13 can join the social network, with parental supervision. Many people think this is a bad idea, and some have even suggested that the age requirement should be raised. As … Read more about Social Media Catechesis?
Okay, so this four years old now, but I've never seen it before. (Even in a media saturated world, you can't see everything, right?) We watched it this evening in my DMin class on The Gospel and Global Media Cultures. It's almost an hour long, but totally worth watching. Not only will this help … Read more about Anthropology of YouTube
I'm back at McCormick Theological Seminary this week for another elective course in my Doctor of Ministry program. This week it is a fascinating class called The Gospel and Global Media Cultures, taught by Mary Hess from Luther Seminary. Essentially, it is a course about the intersection of … Read more about Blogging About the Gospel and Global Media Cultures
Here is a story about how social media and social consciousness can ruin your breakfast...but stimulate important conversations and perhaps encourage more justice in the world. This morning, between some housework and a son that just wouldn't wake up to go to daycare, I left the house without … Read more about All I Wanted Was a Chicken Sandwich