Engaging Hate Online: Respond & Reframe

#usemeinstead Clergy’s well-intentioned, digital response to injustice is critiqued as racist. When confronting injustice online, Christian leaders must respond and reframe.

The HRC Red Equals Sign: Share & Tell

When it comes to politics and faith, Facebook better allows for simple sharing than complex reasoning. If support of marriage equality is important to you, have a real live face-to-face conversation about it with someone of a different viewpoint.

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.”

Meme: My Faith, My Tattoo

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In a few sentences, respond to the questions below — respond on your blog, on this blog, on Facebook, wherever. When you’re done, share, tag a few friends, and pass on the questions. If you post this somewhere else, keep the title, “Meme: My faith, my tattoo” for easy searching. For background on what the heck a “meme” is, see this article.

1. Describe your tattoo(s):

6 Uninteresting Things about Me

Jim who blogs at The Church Geek tagged me here in the 6 Uninteresting Things meme. As someone who is particularly uninteresting, I’ll happily play along. 1)  My first school report ever was on bald eagles. [My second was on Gov. Lawton Chiles, who later read my report, visited my Sunday School class, and signed […]

Presby Meme

Bruce Reyes-Chow, moderator of the PCUSA started this one and I was tagged by Kerri and Adam. Here ya go: In about 25 words each, answer the five questions below. Tag five Presbyterian bloggers and send them a note to let them know they were tagged. Be sure to link to the this original post. 1) […]

Presby Meme 5

It’s not that I like to be known as a Presbyterian nerd–really, I push inter-denominational conversations more than most (e.g. the whole Lutheran college thing and Lutheran seminarian spouse), but here I am participating in a Presby Meme made up by even a bigger Presbyterian nerd. “Thanks” to Shawn for the shout-out. * in about […]

123 Book Meme

I’m suspicious of memes, but Jim tagged me so I figure I’ll reciprocate this time. Let me say now, however, that I’m reserving the right not to participate in future memes–call me boring. Here it goes. (1) Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating! (2) Turn to page 123. (3) […]