After years of serving congregations, Rabbi Jill Zimmerman launched out into the world of online community-building ten years ago. Her thoughts about our current situation are informed by history, theology, and years of practical experience, and you won’t want to miss what she sees for the future of faith.
Yes, my name is Steve Martin. I’ve been a fan of the comedian by the same name since I was thirteen, and I suddenly became popular in school because I shared his name. It’s been a long, funny ride. But it gets better. Recently I ran into another Stev…
Today’s election day, and no matter how it turns out, we know that one thing will persist: uncertainty. What role does faith have in this time of uncertainty?
I’m not a big fan of doing difficult things. If I have to, I usually can, but I like to know how long I’ll have to do them.
If online worship represents something revolutionary in the life of the Church, it will have to include music. Amanda Udis-Kessler talks with Steve about how her church in Colorado Springs, CO, promotes congregational singing while online.
Rev. Kerra English is a half-time pastor near Richmond, Virginia, and works hard to keep a personal connection to her congregation. Sure, it’s easy to see how many people are watching your online services, but who are they, exactly?
If I were to guess, I’d say that Rev. Elle Dowd is an expression of the spiritual gift of apostleship. She was doing online ministry (before it was cool) years ago as a way of reaching out to the disaffected and traumatized. Her experience makes her th…