In this conversation with Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, he shares he own experiences with leadership in online worship as well as his new book, #InThisTogether: Ministry in Times of Crisis, in which authors come together to offer observations about the triple crises we face today: a pandemic, the unveiling of systemic racism, and an electoral crisis. Curtis is also the editor of The Christian Citizen.
Granted, I’m a man of a certain age. My people gravitate toward Facebook for our social media time. But other generations are on different platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok… and the list goes on. What would it look like if church leaders entered TikTok for the purposes of spreading the Gospel, or at least dispelling…
Rev. Rosalind Hughes is clergy in the Episcopal Church, serving a parish near Lake Erie. She describes herself as a “non-techie,” but she exemplifies the spirit of this new era in which we are all called upon to learn new skills. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/icfabt/Rosalind_-_Stereo_Mix_019n8rf.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Christmas will certainly be different this year. Unusual pressures will be born by clergy; maybe this is a great time to check in with your local rabbi. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wkvpps/Tuesday_9-287a6dz.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Rev. Mark Flynn is the Lead Pastor of a “high steeple” church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mark describes the “stressful” first live worship service and his move to a pre-recorded service. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qih6uc/Mastermind_2_-_Stereo_Mix6070w.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Word spread quickly that Facebook is blocking churches or removing videos of music that was pre-recorded. I called CCLI, the music licensing company, and my belief that Facebook is inherently unreliable was reinforced by what I heard. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/prenyj/Tuesday_10-68rzqh.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
The publishing world can be confusing and shrouded in mystery. For one, I always believed that with the arrival of the internet, the Kindle, and the demise of Borders bookstores, that it was not a good time to write a book. Apparently, I’m wrong, and happy to be told so. Today’s guest is David R….