Social Media and Our Epidemic of Loneliness

Photo taken from the loneliness aritlce on the Atlantic website

I don’t usually pull such large quotes from other sources on my blog, but the recent cover article in The Atlantic called “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” (Stephen Marche) is worth sharing. It’s about a growing trend of social isolation and loneliness in our culture, despite innumerable social media connections we use to counteract that [Read More...]

Two new webinars, open for registration

Limited space available for two upcoming webinars: “Going from ‘Writer’ to Agented & Published Author (w/ author Christian Piatt & Lit. Agent Anita Kushen)” and;

“Using Facebook as a Ministry Tool.”

Only 15 participants per webinar. [Read more...]

My new BANNED QUESTIONS book series

Chalice Press has just approved the first two titles in my new book series: “Banned Questions about the Bible” and “Banned Questions about Jesus.”

Join the new group on Facebook and propose your own questions. They just might make their way into one of the books! [Read more...]

E-registration for webinars is now active

I’ve had some questions about how to register for the online workshops – or webinars – I’m offering this month. Well, I have good news! As of today, I have online registration available. You can click on any of the titles below to go directly to the event registration, and you can use any major [Read More...]

Webinars to grow your church brain

I’ve had a number of requests for web-based workshops – or webinars – on various topics from blogging, facebook and podcasting, all as tools for ministry. I’ve finally set some dates up, so check out the info below and let me know ASAP which classes you’re interested in so I can reserve your spot. [Read more...]

Church 2.0: Spider vs. Starfish (part two)

Author Christian Piatt discusses the difference between a 1.0 “spider” church and a 2.0 “starfish” church. [Read more...]

Church 2.0: Spider vs. Starfish (Part one)

Written and posted originally on  NewsMuse, the DisciplesWorld blog. I’ve been asked a number of times to speak to various churches and other leadership groups about young adults, their relationship to organized religion, and their take on – and use of – technology. Unfortunately, church and technology tend to generally mix about as well as [Read More...]


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