Inspiration pinned: The rise of spiritual quotes on Pinterest

Rather than demeaning the shallow nature of most spiritual/religious Pinterest quotes, faith leaders should take a gander and try to discern what is going on with users beneath their clicks, pins, and likes. In fact, we might even start a trend ourselves. Here’s a few of my own, ready to be made sharable and rendered in fancy font: “The Spirit moves in mysterious ways…even online.”

New Media Project: “The old rugged hymnal: New songs and old media”

It’s an honor to write a few posts for the New Media Project. If you don’t know their research and case studies on church life and new media, check it out today. Today’s post is entitled, “The old rugged hymnal: New songs and old media.” I’ve posted an excerpt below: The old rugged hymnal: New songs and […]

New Media Project: “Twitter mob attacks religious studies professor”

It’s an honor to write a few posts for the New Media Project. If you don’t know their research and case studies on church life and new media, check it out today. Today’s post is entitled, “Twitter mob attacks religious studies professor” I’ve posted an excerpt below: Twitter mob attacks religious studies professor Adam Copeland, guest […]

Mark Vitalis Hoffman on technology and the body of Christ

My day has arrived to be featured on the Religion and Media Blog Tour 2012 with Professor Mark Vitalis Hoffman (website, blog), Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. (More information and a listing of all the tour stops here.) In August, LTSG, in partnership with Luther Seminary, will launch of […]

A few good plugs

I’m happy to announce three cool things on A Wee Blether today. Yes. Count them: one, two, three! The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent magazine reporting on issues of interest to the PC(USA), is looking for two new part-time employees. And yes, you can even work from the comfort of your own home! I know I’m […]

The Shared Culture of Homophobia and Its Modern Consequences

I’ve written often on culture, social media, and the consequences of both (e.g. Anti-bullying: There’s an app for that & Facebook Rules for Pastors and How Twitter Makes me a Better Pastor at WorkingPreacher.org). Well today I’m featuring a guest post written for A Wee Blether by Andrew Hall that explores what happens when social […]

Sacred the Body

I wrote this post for my good friend, Kate Giguere Morris, and her blog Thighs and Offerings, where she embraces questions relating to spirituality, the body, eating disorders, and culture. Sacred the Body Sacred the body God has created, temple of Spirit that dwells deep inside. Cherish each person; nurture creation. Treat flesh as holy, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Erika Funk and the BIBLE

Guest Blogger Series: Part 2 This is the second post in a guest blogger series on the Bible. My Bible hurts…and heals by Erika Funk My Bible hurts. It hurts when I throw it across the room and it hits young people in the face. It hurts when someone tells me “my Bible” is wrong. […]