Reasons to Keep Blogging

Brooklyn Lindsey is a pastor who currently oversees the middle school ministry at Highland Park Church in Lakeland, Florida and has recently written two books: Opposite Day: Upside-Down Questions to Keep Students Talking and Listening (2009) and Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel: Faith, Friends and Festival Queens (2008).  In light of her own slower pace as a blogger, she reflected on reasons bloggers should continue to write and publish their thoughts: Writing gives us creative Read More …

Sowhatfaith.com – The First 2 Years

Happy 2nd birthday to sowhatfaith.com!  Over the course of the last two years, a great deal has changed in my life and with this site. I have transitioned from full-time to part-time ministry in a local congregation transitioned from serving a Presbyterian (PCUSA) parish to serving one affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) started working full-time for a university Sowhatfaith.com has transitioned from posting new content twice a week (101 posts in the first year) Read More …

The Structure of an Effective Blog Post

Michael Hyatt is the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.   You can connect with him by reading his Intentional Leadership blog, following him on Twitter, or liking him on Facebook. Earlier this week he shared the basic components of his blog template in "Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post" Lead Paragraph Relevant Image Personal Experience Main Read More …

What I Learned from Writing 100 posts in 100 days

I did it: 100 posts in 100 days!  After taking roughly 21 months to write my first 160 blog posts (roughly 7.6 a month), I needed just 3.3 months (100 days) to add another 100.  This dramatic change in writing habits revealed: Blogging can be a spiritual discipline Writing more frequently led to reading more online content (I read more blogs than I ever had before, engaged several people I didn't know previously, and plan to continue to interact with those people and their work) I write Read More …

Generation Differences in Online Activity

Over the last several years the question has shifted from whether or not specific groups use the internet to how they do.  Recent research done by the Pew Research Center provides incredible insight into the generational differences in online behavior.   The research is  based on data from telephone interviews  with 2,252 adults conducted  between April 29 and May 30, 2010.  The following chart provides a visual summary: So What? Consider yourself.  How well does your online activity match Read More …

The Story of So What Faith

Sowhatfaith.com launched in June 2009 as a means of sharing my thoughts with those beyond my parish.  From the beginning, the blog has focused on contemporary issues and reviews of recently published books by providing a blend of information and questions.  Written some time ago, the following words about the purpose of this website remain on the contact/about page: Individually and as faith communities, true growth is often the result of struggling with the so what questions of faith.  This Read More …