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
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
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
A day or two ago I got an email from Amazon reminding me 1) that Valentines’ Day is almost here, and 2) suggesting I “celebrate the holiday with the gift of a great book” from their Valentine’s Day store. Oh Amazon, you’re usually so right-on with your book recommendations that pique my interest and lure… Continue reading valentine reads
An epic story, according to Merriam Webster, is one that “extends beyond the usual or ordinary in size or scope.” In movies, an epic story almost always spans multiple countries, cultures and people, and lives across generations. I work at a church with an epic story. Eastside started in 1962, and celebrated its 50th anniversary… Continue reading writing an epic story
In just less than a week, we’ll go to the polls to vote. And every election good Christians bemoan the fact that voting seems to end up a choice between “the lesser of two evils.” To which I say: Then you must go vote for less evil. As Christians, I’ll go so far as to… Continue reading go vote