Courtney Young is a May 2012 graduate of Luther Seminary - MDiv with an emphasis in Congregational Mission and Leadership. Missional, millenial and now, a new mother, Courtney shares her thoughts with us here:
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the church and social media. Partly because I used to work in seminary relations so I got to troll a lot of bad church websites and snicker because it's not 1995 anymore. Partly because I recently attended a consultation that was tackling
In his daily post on his in the meantime blog, Luther Seminary professor David Lose hits the proverbial Refomation nail on its digital media head.
Just a little post-Enlightenment missional nostalgia in honor of Reformation Day, check it out.
Here's a provocative piece that begins by reflecting on the Pew report we mentioned earlier, and then continues with a set of suggestions for changing church practice in welcoming young people. Among the suggestions, author Sam Davidson lists "get social," "marry everyone," "renovate," "new schedules" and "context as text." Check it out and tell us what you think!
Alan Roxburgh has posted
a favorable review
of Dwight Zscheile's new book,
People of the Way
Zscheile is an Episcopal priest who is assistant
professor of congregational mission and leadership
at Luther Seminary.
People of the Way
, he draws on multiple streams of Anglican thought and practice, plus contemporary experience to craft a vision for mission that addresses the church's post-establishment, post-colonial context. With stories, practices and concrete illustrations, Zscheile
Here's a great site full of useful -- and free! -- resources
for engaging in outreach and evangelism in rural contexts. The site is written specifically for the UK context, but there is much that is applicable across rural contexts globally.