Christmas isn’t Jesus real birthday. It has become a widely accepted time to reflect on His birth though. What’s more important, in my books, is not whether we say, “Merry Christmas”, or “Happy Holidays”, but that we embody the essence of Jesus’ coming. This is a great time to reflect on God coming to us. In fact “adventus”, the Latin root of “advent” loosely translates, “the coming” or “arrival”. It’s inspiring to see some people share their reflections on social media. Here are some noteworthy Christmas social media posts.
A few months ago, John MacAurther’s “go home” comments created a lot of discussions. Audio that would have normally occurred behind closed doors and remained behind closed doors — becomes public and spreads like wildfire.
This week on the podcast we discuss how technology now enables the capture and spread of behavior far more easily than in times past. What does that mean for us? And what about all the times we personally share our thoughts on something — only to find that we change our minds in the future?
We are not new to the conversations of the lack of equality for women in technology, including church tech ministries. It’s been nine months since we approached the subject and I found this video from a while back via Buzzfeed on female engineers sharing their experiences in school and business with technology and the sexist discrimination they felt.
I wonder, have we made enough changes to this issue or was it a moment of awareness without any changes? If you know of any churches having made changes in the last 12 months to eliminate sexism in church tech, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
Churches have a lot to do — but what’s something that you should always do? Clearly, this assumes some of the obvious things and is certainly a concept that ministries and nonprofit organizations should also consider.
Listen, as we pivot on Blessing’s blog post, “Of The Things Your Church Should Do” — so give it a read here after the podcast. It’s a quick one this week. Why? It’s kinda meta. Give it a listen and we’ll see if you figure it out. 😉
Android or iOS. macOS or Windows. IndieBound or Amazon. Latte or batch brew. We’re a generation riddled with a multitude of choices. It is so bad that our generation suffers from choice-fatigue. Because we take all of ourselves everywhere we go, this extends to our work. It even goes as far as our approach to our churches’ mission.
It has been five years since I have left working in (“full-time / occupational”) ministry. I have continued to serve in several different areas of the church as a volunteer. While in ministry, I was a prolific reader of ministry books, I have three rows of a bookshelf and a couple of donated boxes to prove it. But since leaving, I haven’t read a Christian book geared towards church leadership until I got my hands on this book “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan.