No Longer Divided: Virtual and Real

Elizabeth Drescher is the author of Tweet If You Love Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation and co-author of the forthcoming Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (2012).  In a recent guest post for Union Theological Seminary's New Media Project she provided one of the best brief explanations of the shifts in life on and off-line: Social media participation has clearly become a real part of the lives of almost every American in nearly every demographic grouping we might Read More …

Reflecting on 500 Blog Posts

In 2009, I moved from an observer to a participant in the growing world known as social media. In January, I joined Facebook.  Within a few months, I was logging in to Facebook several times a day. In May, I secured a domain name.  In June, I launched this blog.  Initially, I wrote a few posts a week In September, I joined Twitter.  Within a few months, I was tweeting several times a day. As I wind down my third year in social media, I recognize that statistics tell a very incomplete Read More …

Review of The Church and New Media

Meet the Authors Brandon Vogt is a Catholic layperson who blogs about theology, technology, social justice and books at ThinVeil.net.  Vogt contributes the text's introduction and conclusion while relying on authors with varied backgrounds and expertise to contribute the chapters:  Father Robert Barron, Jennifer Fulwiler, Marcel LeJeune, Mark P. Shea, Taylor Marshall, Father Dwight Longenecker, Scot Landry, Matt Warner, Lisa M. Hendey, Thomas Peters, Shawn Carney.  Additionally, the book Read More …

The Nativity: A 21st Century Tale

As we begin Christmas week, I invite you to watch a short video: The Digital Story of the Nativity.  My thanks to the folks at ExCentric for creating the video and Andy Sahl, who blogs at Unpackthis.com, for bringing it to my attention.  It was posted one week ago and already has been viewed over 2 million times. So What? How do you leverage the power of new media to help you tell biblical stories in fresh ways that allow people to hear something familiar as if for the first time? Read More …