No Longer Divided: Virtual & F2F

Earlier this week Arnab Sen, head of strategic planning at MRM (a global, top-five digital and direct agency in India), wrote a post for Mashable.com arguing that the virtual world or online world and the offline or face-to-face world are melting into one.  More specifically, he writes: Social science studies increasingly suggest that the divide between the virtual and real worlds is narrowing. Our experiences of reality may no longer constitute a duality. So What? The melting becomes Read More …

Imagine an Institution

A short illustration, posted on April 20 by Jerry Bowyer on the forbes.com blog, was printed in the May 31, 2011 edition of the Christian Century: Imagine an institution that requires its leaders to attend not only college, but graduate school.  Imagine that the graduate school in question is constitutionally forbidden from receiving any form of government aid, that it typically requires three years of full-time schooling for the diploma, that the nature of the schooling bears almost no Read More …

Face-to-Face vs. Digital/Virtual Worship

Chuck Fromm has spent his life in the worship music business.  Currently he is the publisher and founder of Worship Leader Magazine.  Previously he served for twenty-five years as president of Marantha! Music, which he bought from his uncle Chuck Smith.  His doctoral dissertation is  titled Textual Communities and New Song in the Multi Media Age: The Routinization of Charisma in the Jesus Movement. In the March/April 2011 edition of Worship Leader Magazine, Fromm writes about new media and Read More …