Websites and golf clubs

Tony Whittaker of Internet Evangelism Day has a great parable called A Tale of Two Golf Clubs which explains why you cant drag an old media mind into the new media world without some serious rethinking. They are also offering to help make your church website more effective with some diagnostic tools like this self-assessment…

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Happy Hour: Virtual Monastery, House Churches, Emerging Church UK and USA, and Emerging Church Bloggers/Christianity 2.0

My Happy Hour is this coming Monday, 12th November at 5pm GMT (London time) on Shapevine.com. That’s midday in New York. Come with questions for my very special guests who are turning up through video cam. They include: Bob Beltz, an author of numerous books and creator of the world’s first virtual monastery. He is…

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BlogRush Phase 2

BlogRush roll out phase 2 of their system today – the one I told you about in September. Its a nice system and they are doing a great job. I really like the fact that i can view exactly how many people read each post of mine, as well as how many came through BlogRush…

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Dean Peters and Blog Jordan

Mean Dean Peters, of the infamous HealYourChurch and Blogs4God, arrives in Jordan today and starts ‘histoblogging’ [my word] his way around. He has created a WIKI called the BlogJordan Wiki for images and thoughts and whatever related to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Dean says in an email this morning that I might be interested…

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Prayer Feeder – New 2.0 App for emerging churches

New application for churches and groups by developer Stephen Dominy who is beta testing it right now. It offers more privacy than a Facebook app. You may have read what Stephen said about it earlier this month on Emergingchurch.info I have started a test group called Missional Communities. If you want to be a part…

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Facebook and new churches

LifeChurch.tv are attempting to start a church through the Facebook platform, or at least help create new aggregations through leveraging the Facebook API. More about it here from Bobby Gruenewald. As for me, I find Facebook annoying, especially the zillion friend requests I get each day. However, I should really ask: 1. Anyone else doing…

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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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Zpeech: New web app

Tim Rohrer tells me that he and some friends just created a killer Web 2.0 app called Zpeech (beta) and is wondering if we can experiment with it here. Zpeech means you can comment on my actual site right here at www.zpeech.com/tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/tallskinnykiwi or use the address for commenting on any other website in the same…

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Oct 26: Orkney Island’s Firefox 2.0 Party

Firefox 2.0 release party. 4pm, Oct 26th. My place. Bring your notebook. WIFI provided and tea or coffee. We will dedicate this new browser to the Creator to be used for creativity, justice and happiness. Get invited here. Technorati Tags: blog, web 2.0

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A World Without Walls

“The walls of a classroom become redundant because students are able to access real-time, any-time learning.” Greg Whitby on SMH comments on a new 24-hour Catholic school proposed for Australia. I was thinking this morning about churches without walls and this article grabbed my attention. I would say much of what we are doing now…

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Contribute 4 has blog capabilities

Adobe’s Contribute 4 sounds impressive with the blogging capability . . . but i am leaning towards online solutions like Flock browser. And i still cant beat ecto for blogging control and offline writing. Technorati Tags: blog, web 2.0

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More Church 2.0 Resources

– Mark Glasser (MediaShift) finds examples of Church 2.0 for PBS, although they appear to be more traditional-structured churches using media. Would have expected to see some cyberchurch or e-church varities there but . . worth a read. – Cory Miller of Church Communications Pro has 6 PR resources for your church Also: – Good…

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The Web 2.0 List You Were Looking For

This Web 2.0 companies list might be a a tongue-in-cheek look at the hype of Web 2.0 but still, its worth a read. There are web solutions on his list that took me weeks and even months to track down – this list would have saved me a lot of time. A number of these…

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Church 2.0 and not 3.0

I hear talk of “Church 3.0” as if its the next thing. This is a different scale. Church 2.0 is a contextual response to a cyber-culture defined, at this moment, as Web 2.0. There is NO Web 3.0 so please don’t anyone be in a hurry to get there and dont confuse the blogosphere with…

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Re-imagining Cyberchurch

An article i wrote for Relevant mag just came out.It was originally called “Reimagining Cyberchurch” as a nod to Doug Pagitt. But the editors have called it “Linking to Cyberchurch” and thats fine with me. Relevant Magazine holds very high standards in both content and graphics so I am just happy to have them publish…

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XFN for Social Networking

I am tired of joining silly social software systems and I don’t want to answer any more dumb questions about myself. If the web is so smart, why are we always repeating ourselves? On the other hand, I am excited about the possibilities for social networking through the media I already maintain. Like my blog.…

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Tagging Your Blogs Over The Break

Its a holiday break for your blog – and for you to get it sorted out – new design, tidied up (thats me), listed with search engines (like Jonny) and my big recommendation this season . . . to start tagging your posts and even go back through your blog and tag the important posts.…

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A Little Help on my Church 2.0 Article?

Help save my Christmas! I am really struggling with this article. And i need to write it before Christmas for Next-Wave because I SAID I WOULD. I want to locate the parallels between Web 2.0 and the emerging church (Church 2.0) because there is a lot that both conversations can learn from each other. I…

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All I Want For Christmas is AJAX

All I want for Christmas is Ajax I don’t want a tall skinny tree or lots of presents under it. All I ask for are some Web 2.0 goodies that are zipped and not wrapped. I want PHP and not PAJAMAS. Give me widgets and not gadgets. Give me a torrent of flashy de.licio.us gifts…

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Emerging Church TagCloud

Emerging Church TagCloud created by Damon Snyder who mashed the Tallskinnykiwi blog feed with 20 emerging church blog feeds. I gave it a shot myself but havent seen much sucess. Below is my first attempt – a simple Tallskinnykiwi Cloud based on recent posts. I am not sure how to get it to aggregate my…

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