Monday, October 19

Tag: blogging

Update on Seminary Progress

Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Well, then...Guess what?  I will be walking on June 10 in the commencement ceremony.  I am not quite "graduated" because the university cancelled one of my planned & required classes that I will take in the fall.  But for all intents and purposes, I am done. I have decided that means I should be more intentional with my blogging.  I think I am going to define my blogging in terms of moments.  We shall see how it goes!  Here's what I'm planning (and please...let me know what you think!) Monday-Lectionary Moment Tuesday-Creative Moment Wednesday-Haiku Moment Thursday-Liturgy Moment Friday-Theology Moment Saturday-Present Moment Sunday-Sacred Moment And, as always, I will pepper it with sharing moments as I reblog those beautiful, provocative posts that I discover! I'm hoping to get s...

On Social Media and Church

Christianity, Religion
If we could just learn how social media works, we could stop the decline in the churches, reach our young people, and save the world! OK, well, that is what it seems like people are saying.  I have some thoughts that I'd like to share.  Social media will not be the saving grace of the church.  Let me say it again.  Social media will not be the saving grace of the church.  It is a tool, definitely, but learning how to maneuver will not do what we hope it will do. What do we want from social media?  We want young people.  The answer to the graying of the church is the bringing in of blondes, brunnettes, and red-headed young people.  How do we bring them in?  We must reach them!!  How do we reach them?  Through social media!  Oh, wait.  No.  That is how we will reach a segment of that popul...

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete report.