What does it take to engage public audiences in conversations about God, religion and the power of faith to shape lives and communities? Hosting TED-style talks is one answer, writes an assistant professor at Candler School of Theology.
While congregational life for many has been altered in the last two years by COVID-19, the latest iteration of the National Congregations Study shows that changes were already underway in faith communities.
In her new book and on other platforms, divinity professor Kate Bowler explores what it means to live well even if our lives are never “finished.”
Instead of fearing or uncritically embracing every new technology, Christians ought to ask what our use of technology says about us, says the director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin University.
With more modes of communication than ever, why are we still so divided? French theologian Jacques Ellul can point us toward an answer.
The move to doing church online isn’t just a necessity during the pandemic. It prepares religious institutions to become more flexible in meeting future challenges long-term, says a scholar who researches digital religion.
Can the essence of personhood be uploaded to a computer? asks a theologian.
Using a method from anthropology, a pastor and researcher studies congregations through “deep hanging out” online.
The goal of teaching and preaching virtually is still building community, but it will take a lot more creativity, says a professor and preacher.
Some of our go-to conflict resolution practices may have to be creatively re-imagined because of the pandemic. A professor who has studied conflict offers four suggestions -- and a warning -- about resolving congregational disputes.
As many ministries are forced online during the pandemic, leaders must pay attention to and improve user experience, says a pastor.