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How can communications tools, from Facebook to projectors, enhance our mission work instead of being just another “to-do”? This section explores how churches can communicate wisely using online tools and physical technology.

Dear Christian trolls of the Internet

Christian troll, you are better than this. Be who you are: trolling is not the ministry to which you were called, and a troll is not the person God created you to be. Continue reading

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Social Media Sunday: October 25, 2015

Social Media Sunday. It’s a thing. Or at least it could be, this June, in your parish. Continue reading

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I told you never to call me here

“Are you answering work email?” I was. It was about 9:30, and my wife, son and I had just returned home from evening prayer. It been out the door shortly after 5am to prepare for a 7:30 meeting, and a day filled with the usual mix of church and communications. And she called me on it. Continue reading

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Google Ad Grants—a great opportunity for parishes to get noticed!

Google has started to offer CRA registered non-profits—including churches—$10,000 in Google AdWord advertising per month, for free. Find out how your parish can take advantage! Continue reading

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Worshipping together, from wherever we are

Amazing. Astounding. We were surrounded by the community of believers. And while I do believe the Communion of Saints is always present, yesterday experienced something new: the gift of a community gathered in the here-and-now, despite our limitations. As one colleague said earlier today, “Limitation? What’s that?” Continue reading

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New Life in Christ: Baptism in The Community

We’d like to invite you to join us for a baptism! Because in many ways, The Community is a community of faith, and one our family is connected to, as we explore new ways of building community and supporting one another. Continue reading

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The Social Media Gospel

“I probably know what you’re thinking,” writes Lutheran pastor @Rev_David, in the introduction to Meredith Gould’s new book, The Social Media Gospel, “…I don’t have time for this.” Continue reading

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Old technology, borrowed nostalgia, and hipster Christianity

Leaving technology behind seems, at first, like a noble goal. Before the Internet, relationships we simpler, right? Before the Internet, we didn’t think about addictions to technology, right? Continue reading

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Not just a cutting edge app: Ryan Sim on Redeem the Commute

The Rev. Ryan Sim is a church planter who created Redeem the Commute, an app for commuters that is ultimately designed to grow a church in Ajax, Ont. I interviewed him to check in on this interesting ministry. Continue reading

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Some chewier reflections on new media

Several people I know have waved their arms excitedly about the New Media Project and I’d like to commend it to you as well. Founded in 2010 and based at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, the New Media Project aims to “[help] religious leaders become theologically savvy about technology.” Continue reading

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