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It’s been a difficult couple of weeks in the Kingdom. Many of us watched silently with shock and awe as social media exploded in a firestorm of outrage, condemnation, and judgement by all kinds of believers over decision(s) made by World Vision. Let’s be real: Casualties are high on all sides (and yes, there are… Continue reading the problem of being right
Thanks again to Church Marketing Sucks for asking me to participate in their “Getting Started” series. Getting Started is a series of interviews with a wide variety of church communications staff who share their successes and failures, ideas and strategies, and a whole lot of wisdom. My interview posted here.
Several weeks ago I was contacted by DJ Chuang about participating in his Social Media Church podcasts. If you’re somehow still unaware of this incredible resource, go and bookmark it now. DJ is curating interviews and thoughts about the use of social media within the Church, from all kinds of perspectives: communications, web, tech, marketing… Continue reading interview on social media church
Fast Company recently posted an article, A Successful 21st Century Brand Has to Help Create Meaningful Lives. An enormous study of how consumers around the world interact with brands finds that only the companies that make life better for consumers create impactful connections. I’m always intrigued when culture begins to understand something the Church has… Continue reading brands that create meaningful lives
I’m not all that comfortable with confusion. As an ENTJ I’m prone to over-analyzing, and attempting to really nail things down so everyone in my same time zone can also be perfectly clear, just to be on the safe side. As Christians, in my experience, we tend to believe confusion is bad. It implies I… Continue reading the way of confusion
I recently took a trip to the Midwest to visit family, and endured one of my worst travel experiences, stuck in O’Hare airport overnight on what should have been an otherwise routine journey – one I’ve taken many times. As a communications director, I watched and listened with interest as American Airlines failed to manage… Continue reading communication lessons from american airlines
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) posts a timely article, “On Modesty and Male Privilege.” Of the many cultural shifts taking place in the 21st century, our concepts of sexuality are certainly some of the most significant. The idea that “sex sells” has been around for decades. Yet in today’s world, a better description might be… Continue reading modesty and men
Today is Good Friday…arguably the most conflicting day in all of history. It’s the day Jesus – the promised Messiah – was crucified, and died. Instead of conquest and deliverance, there was scorn, grief, confusion, terror. Hope crushed. There’s a beautiful post written by A Penitent Blogger some years ago about the ugliness of salvation.… Continue reading ugliness & beauty
There are lots of things in the world today that we just see backwards. Like “trying it out” by living together is a good way to tell if you’re compatible for marriage, when study after study shows the opposite is true. “We don’t need a piece of paper to validate our relationship.” When what you… Continue reading getting it backwards