New Mass, same spirit | The Columbus Dispatch. Well, this should be interesting. When I think about us Lutheran types changing worship services/hymnals, it rarely is a happy transition. However, more and more of us don’t use hymnals – opting for customized bulletins or projection.
Monthly Archive for November, 2011
The Associated Press: Crystal Cathedral sees risky future without church. Well, the end is near for a very sad story, and fodder for a podcast I’m writing this morning. I think this quote by a congregation member at the bankruptcy hearing says it all about what this ministry and a significant stream of boomer Christianity […]
Posted in American Culture, Christian Denominations, Death and Dying, Face Palm - When Failure Happens, Generations - Guttenbergers vs. Googlers, Postmodern Perspectives, The Organized Church on Nov 17th, 2011
Bidding intensifies for Calif. megachurch – Yahoo! News. The story continues. Mismanagement, not cultivating outreach to younger generations, and cult of personality. For me, not only is it evidence of the death of the megachurch as boomer phenom, but also points to the decline of mainline denominations. We grew with the boomer wave and catering […]
Cinema Stunt by Carlsberg | THEINSPIRATION.COM l THIS IS WH▲T INSPIRES US. Few places are as intimidating as this movie theater, but Christian congregations on Sunday mornings can be nearly as scary for first time worshippers. If only we could be as welcoming to those who risk staying. Once again, advertisers get it right when […]
Skye Jethani: Megachurches: When Will The Bubble Burst?. “… for younger church leaders who value mission, social activism, and innovation, the thought of maintaining the mega-institutions built by their parents generation may prove to be a tough sell. No matter what happens, the next 10-15 years are going to be critical ones for the future […]
Why Second Life failed: How the “milkshake test” helps predict which ultra-hyped technology will succeed and which won’t. – Slate Magazine. Apple Newton. Commodore Amiga. Leisure suits. And now Second life. How do we tell fads from social shifts? Good examination of this.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists – Trailer – YouTube. This is a fascinating trailer to a movie I’m going to have to check out. I’ve been watching the whole Occupy movement evolve in all its variety and settings – peaceful and violent; articulate and sarcastic; authentic and anarchic. The outcome politically? I’m […]