One of my main research areas these days has to do with crowdfunding and congregations. Today, over at the Center for Stewardship Leaders website I’ve posted “Crowdfunding Your Congregation” that presents some brief ideas concerning the possibilities (and realities) of crowdfunding for congregations and non-profits. Today I’ve also released a 20-page guide booklet entitled “Crowdfunding for Congregations and […]
An essay of mine went up today at the BTS Center’s Bearings Blog. In “Confession Reboot,” I consider why sharing our failings with others still matters by way of connections to a recent Game of Thrones episode, virality, Pinterest, and liturgy (obviously). Check it out by clicking here, or on the image.
Sarah Kendzior, a St. Louis-based writer and journalist tweeted some truth this week. She connected appeals on GoFundMe to America’s social problems: GoFundMe is US’s truest news source. GoFundMe for funerals of suicide and homicide victims. GoFundMe for medicine. GoFundMe, all is broken. — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) April 25, 2016 I’m currently working on a […]
One line I read a few weeks ago about congregational life together has stuck with me in a big way. I’ve brought it up, in one way or another, several times already. In a Christian Century article, “More People, Looser Ties” David Eagle drops the sentence: “Think of it this way: a congregation with 100 […]
I rarely reblog things in this space, but Elizabeth Drescher’s new book Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones is a most well-deserved exception. I’ve connected with Elizabeth on various projects over the years, and I’m so grateful to have permission to post her OUPblog post below. She teaches as Santa Clara University, and writes all over the […]