Social Media Tip #5: It’s Not For Everyone

5. Social media is not for everyone or for everything. Individuals and communities need to know what they’re going for and what medium or social media platform will be best for that. If you are looking to streamline communication between … Continue reading

What I’m dreaming for @WeDreamPCUSA

On Saturday the Spirit moved in what to many people is a strange way–over the internet. After PC(USA)’s General Assembly last week many people felt disheartened and frustrated. There were three big issues although two of them feel very connected, … Continue reading

#ga220, Social Media, and Relationships

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a social media discussion at the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly that is meeting this week. Myself, Jordan Whitt with PC(USA) Special Offerings, Ryan Kemp-Pappan, and Andy James were on the panel. … Continue reading

New Hymn: “Do Not Refuse Us”

Recently I have been reading through a Psalm each morning, and I find myself repeating a phrase throughout the day. Yesterday the phrase was from Psalm 28 “do not refuse me,” and it sparked the writing of this new hymn. … Continue reading

Upon being an Intern; or, What Makes a Good Ministry Internship?

I am in the second full week at my summer internship. My co-intern and I were together all last week for orientation and whatnot, but this week we split up to go to different churches. It’s really hard to go … Continue reading

Speaking Young Adult Presbyterian

After reading “How to Speak Presbyterian” by P.J. Southam I was inspired to write my own handy-handy word and phrase dictionary but based on the dialect of Young Adult Presbyterian. So I sent out the call on Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

Ordination Exams are our Kobayashi Maru

I’ve been catching up with some friends recently thanks to social media. Some of them haven’t heard I’m in seminary and planning to become a pastor. Those are the most fun conversations laced with interesting questions. Several times people have … Continue reading