“I don’t like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees!” -Abraham Lincoln



Recommended Books on Social Media:

The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church by Bruce Reyes-Chow (2012)

The Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould (2013)


Recommended Books on the Church:

Christianity After Religion: The End of the Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass (2012)

Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation by Carol Howard Merritt (2010)

The Hyphenateds: How Emergence Christianity is Re-Traditioning Mainline Practices edited by Phil Snider (2011)


Recommended Websites: (for all your liturgy needs) (for all your church website needs) (for all your twitter praying)


I’m in a lot of conversations about why the denominational church isn’t working. In some ways, I think of our churches like a crop of corn that was planted at the same time. That field produced corn for 50 years—so much wonderful corn that many of us were fat and happy. In our abundance, we forgot to diversify and plant new fields. Now the corn is coming to the end of its season, all at the same time.
Carol Howard Merritt, “Ten Church Models for a New Generation”



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