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The Gospel of Augmented Reality: What Pokemon Go and the Jesus Movement Have in Common

It’s here. No, actually, it’s been here. This month Pokémon released it newest version of gaming-meets-community-meets-adventure. Pokemon Go, the newest, trendiest, most-culturally revolutionary game since…well, since who knows..will forever change the landscape of how technology can mediate digital reality, community and life in the real world. Let me put it this way: if Facebook provided […]

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Learnings from Goings: The Ongoing Work of the Future-Oriented, Mission-Shaped, Always-Mutual Episcopal Church

Let’s get this straight right from the beginning: God’s mission has a church. There, I said it. Sure, someone else said it before, but it is important for me to claim. As a person who works at one of those endowed Episcopal parishes, we need to be clear that no church, new or old, established […]

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Sundays & Weekdays: When the Message of Jesus Challenges the Medium of the Church

If you have ever heard me talk on religion and social media, you will know I am all-in on the prophetic-madness that was Marshall McLuhan. His signature phrase, “the medium is the message,” singularly changed the way that I have adopted, embodied, and deployed all social mediums for better part of a decade. Screenshot from […]

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Where were you on 9/11? Or was it 6/26?

Where were you on 9/11? Or: 4/4/1968 1/21/1969 1/28/1986 6/26/2015 As pretty serious meaning-makers, humans have a tendency and tradition of remembering where we were on dates of significance. We may shorten them, embellish the stories, or even retell them over and over again for effect. But at the end of the day, we love […]

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Christianity in America: When Winning Means Losing

                    Okay, okay, okay, we get it: church attendance is declining in America. Millennials are leaving the church in droves. Boomers find the paradox of their liberal lifestyles and their conservative values in too much tension to live as potential hypocrites. Xers need to do, and […]