Obviously we have reached the tipping point, or maybe we are now beyond it. But as others are saying more eloquently than me, the New Media is not a trend, and it’s here to stay.

The New Media, Web 2.0, Social Networking, etc….

Check out Collective Muse. It’s a college ministry social networking site that I created and launched earlier this week. It’s an attempt to fulfill my desire and passion for connecting those involved in college ministry, in hopes that we can collaborate together on college ministry. I hope others have a desire and passion for that as well. So check out, pass the word, and get involved.

Purchase a copy of our new book, The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting for Christ.

My friend, and former Executive Director at our church, Matt Singley, started a series today, What Is The ‘New Media’? This should be real good. A primer for those who aren’t quite sure what it is, and an encouragement and confirmation to those who do.

My friend from church, Robert Yang, who is the founder of Kindle (prayer social networking site), posted some great thoughts as well, Future Church: Be Like the Internet.

Cynthia Ware posted Is Your Church Leadership Interactive, which I talked about a little earlier in the week. Cynthia is a great blogger to follow on this topic.

Charlene Li (who I don’t know, but wish I did), who is an expert in social computing and Web 2.0, gave a presentation on “The Future of Social Networks”, posts a blog about it. She says:

I set my time frame for the long term – five, even ten years out. That’s because unless we know where we want to end up, how could we ever craft a strategy to get there? For inspiration, I thought about my grade-school kids, who in ten years will be in the midst of social network engagement. I believe they (and we) will look back to 2008 and think it archaic and quaint that we had to go to a destination like Facebook or LinkedIn to “be social”.

Instead, I believe that in the future, social networks will be like air. They will be anywhere and everywhere we need and want them to be. And also, without that social context in our connected lives, we won’t really feel like we are truly living and alive, just as without sufficient air, we won’t really be able to breathe deeply.

Here is her slide presentation from Graphing Social Patterns West 2008.


Wess Daniels posts, Henry Jenkins on Why Academics Should Blog

Abraham Piper gives six reasons why pastors should blog.

Dr. Mark Roberts has his 18 Theses for the Pastor as Godblogger.


If you aren’t listening to The Habanero Hour, then you are missing out on some amazing music. It is such a sweet podcast, and I’m not just saying that because I am friends with Brent (who is a great guy). Check it out, and you will become a fan. Plus, did I mention he is a prolific blogger.