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July 2007 – Tall Skinny Kiwi

Germany, France, and then home

OK – GCIA conference wrapped up today and we are closing up the DAWN Europe meeting this evening. Tomorrow I go to Freakstock Festival in Gotha for the day and then off to Wolfgang Simsons house with my family for one night. Sunday we will all be at Taize, France, with a few other families…

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Moodle for Distance Learning

One group here at the GCIA is using moodle.com for their distance learning solution – allows for wiki, course work, etc.

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Posters for Patriots of the Old Modern Way

These posters from Nic and Josh are also quite funny. Nic and Josh were in my Happy Hour last night. I invited them because they are some of the very few people I know who do a podcast worth subscribing to. And over 150,000 subscribers agree with me. Its called the Nic and Josh Podcast…

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The Ugly Blogger – Wikiklesia

Despite my chapter called “The Ugly Blogger”, positive endorsements for the first Wikiklesia e-book, released a few days ago, are coming in. “The hive-mind of Christianity speaks! It brings news of the future. Uttered like a prayer retrieved from the year 2030, spoken in a new tongue, a new form. Listen!” Kevin Kelly, co-founder, Wired…

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GCIA: Day Four

Day 4. We are talking about VIDEO. – Keith Stonehocker: Convergence in media EG., CBS going into print. Christianity Today going into video – Stephen Jeffs telling the story about Octillion.tv – their video on demand service. Now live after 3 years development. Octillion = a REALLY BIG NUMBER. Video for streaming or downloading. –…

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me so corny i bore you long time ten percent

One of my domain names is becoming available. I couldnt decide what i wanted for my birthday last year so I bought myself a stupid domain name that makes me laugh everytime i say it. mesocornyiboreyoulongtimetenpercent.com My intention was to make it a collection of the cheesiest sermons ever, starting with my own, and then…

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Happy Hour – Thanks Everyone!!!

UPDATE: Thanks everyone for coming and participating. great time with you, despite the hiccups Original: Hey – this will be my very first video cafe so its sure to go embarrassingly wrong but I invite you to be a part of it anyway. One hour together, as I announced a few months ago. I will…

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Pyromaniac Posters for Emerging Christians

The keepers of the Reformed Holy Grail at Pyromaniacs have released a series of images that poke fun at and show their take on the emerging church – which is not favorable. Each image points to a website. The missional image above points to JesusCreed and the cussing image (below) points to my blog post…

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Global Christian Internet Alliance: Day Three

Tony Whittaker is talking now on Internet Evangelism Day which started in 2005. I remember it, actually. I think I was involved. Tony is talking about misunderstandings about the web and confusion with old media methods. GOOD! No one has really said this well at the conference until now and its necessary to talk about…

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Shapevine.com

No, Shapevine.com are not represented here at the Global Christian Internet Alliance but I mention them here because tomorrow night, July 25th at 7pm Berlin time, they are hosting my video chat called Andrew’s Happy Hour. See you there.

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Social networking sites

We are talking about Web 2.0 and social networking. TCWNeighborhood.com is a new social networking site for Christianity Today that utilizes the new platform from American Tract Society. EO in Netherlands added social networking last month that was developed by women for women called Eva. Technorati Tags: social networking, web 2.0

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Global Christian Internet Alliance: Day Two

At the Global Christian Internet Alliance, Tuesday. Berlin. Lots of 5 minute presentations this morning. I gave mine on Church Mission Society and their web strategy which has more to do with dispersed sites and empowering user-generated content than attracting everyone to a single portal. I mentioned Jonny Baker – a leading Christian blogger in…

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Global Christian Internet Alliance: Day One

I just arrived at the Global Christian Internet Alliance meeting in Berlin. About 50-60 people here and we are listening to Dr Wolfgang Stock talking about the possibilities of the internet and the limitations of written text. Christians are well positioned in this new era, he is arguing. Good number of countries represented here –…

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Wikiklesia: The world’s first self-perpetuating nomadic business model?

“Wikiklesia may be the world’s first self-perpetuating nomadic business model – raising money for charities – giving voice to emerging writers and artists – generating a continuous stream of new books covering all manner of relevant topics. Nobody remains in control. There is no board of directors. The franchise changes hands as quickly as new…

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Tom Hohstat’s 50th wedding anniversary

Congrats to Tom and Muriel Hohstadt of FutureChurch for 50 years of marriage! They have been friends for many years and spoke at our Boaz event in Texas back in 2000. They look far too young to have a 50th wedding anniversary. Really!

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Prague

In Prague right now, awaiting a car part and camping out with family and friends.

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Slot Festival, Poland

Sorry about the blogging silence. I was in Poland at Slot Art Festival which takes place at a huge old monastery in a tiny town called Lubiaz. No wifi and no internet connection. The festival was great. About 5000 people, I think. Mostly young Poles. Jesus Freaks were here serving coffee and hosting the roundtable.…

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Antwerp, Belgium

We are in Antwerp today with Derek and Amy Chapman. Shannon is here too. Nice to touch base again. Derek and I have been working on a book together for many years and we have some strong ideas on how to knock it out.

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Evan Almighty and Ark Almighty

Interesting development regarding the movie “Evan Almighty“, which we will see when it comes to Europe next month. Bob Beltz emailed me to say how much he loved the movie and respected it as the kind of movie that his team at Walden Media has been promoting and producing. In fact, Bob has been collecting…

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