Buy This Book! "The Church and New Media" Is for Everyone

Finally!  I really, really enjoyed my friend Brandon Vogt’s new book, The Church and New Media:  Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet.  So why did it take me so long to tell you that you need to go out and buy it? Anyway, it’s truly a fantastic how-to guide to the new media.  I thought I knew my way around the Internet, but I’m still applying the information I gleaned from this very helpful book. Writing about it for the Patheos Book Club, I said: Were St. Paul … [Read more...]

U.N.’s Dag Hammarskjöld: Negotiating With God

“In our age, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.” --Dag Hammarskjöld U.S. Secretary-General, 1953-1961 Dag Hammarskjöld. Dag Hammarskjöld. Dag Hammarskjöld. It’s funny how sometimes a childhood memory pierces through years of overlaid data and forces its way into the present.  I was a young child—in early elementary school, I suppose—when I first learned the name of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.  I learned to say his name and to … [Read more...]