Justin Wise: Episode 33

This Social Media Church episode features a conversation with Justin Wise, Communications Director for Monk Development, an internet technology company. We learn about his past experience as a digital director at Lutheran Church of Hope (Des Moines, Iowa), how he launched an Internet Campus for a Lutheran church, and his keen insights about social media, generations, communications, and theology. True to form, Martin Luther makes a cameo.

Justin was a previous Executive Director for the Center for Church Communication and a contributor to the multi-author book Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication in which I (DJ Chuang) also contributed.

Show Notes

Connect with Justin Wise at justinwise.net and on Twitter @JustinWise

Justin Wise’s book announcement for his new book, tentatively sub-titled: A Theology of Digital Communication

What would you give as a title for Justin’s book? Add a comment, and let’s crowdsource the book title right here! I can’t guarantee it, but maybe the winning title will get a free copy of the book and a shout-out (at the very least…)

#extra: DJ Chuang’s February is Fundraising campaign; Orange County Register article, “O.C. exports Asian American churches to the world

[update April 2013] Justin Wise launched his podcast #THINKDIGITAL

Episode 12: Bryce Ashlin-Mayo on Preaching

On this episode of Social Media Church, DJ Chuang talks with Bryce Ashlin-Mayo, who is doing doctoral studies on the effects of information technology and social media on preaching. Since he is studying this topic in-depth, a podcast episode can only begin to the scratch the surface on the many issues to explore and consider with regards to making preaching (and teaching) more effective in the world we live in that’s saturated with social media. Bryce noted how times have changed drastically, and preaching, not so much:

Most pastors, including myself, have a tendency to enter the homiletic act with presuppositions based on former questions, presuppositions and assumptions. These questions, presumptions and assumptions were designed and based on a culture and society that once was, rather than now is. I think this tendency is largely due to an ignorance regarding the seismic change that is occurring culturally around us. This change is ubiquitous and will effect everything – including preaching. — via Preaching in the “Age of Anxiety”

Show Notes

Bryce Ashlin-Mayo’s blog, on Twitter @BryceAshlinMayo, Facebook facebook.com/bryceashlinmayo

watch raw unedited video of this conversationBryce Ashlin-Mayo and DJ Chuang

Parkview Alliance Church

George Fox Seminary

Mobiquity: A Semiotic Analysis of Google Glass (part 1 of 3), part 2 of 3, and part 3 of 3