What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook

By Martha Tatarnic Martha serves as the rector of St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines. Her book “The Living Diet” is set to be published in 2019. MinistryMatters What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook I decided that my three month sabbatical should also include a Sabbath from Facebook. At the beginning of June, I … Continue reading “What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook”

Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions

Bigstock / Pure Solutions FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The digital culture isn’t changing religion as much as it is reflecting offline shifts in Christian life, says a scholar of religion and media at Texas A&M University. Monday, November 18, 2013 People today — especially young people — belong to fluid networks that are not limited by traditional religious … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”

General Synod now offers resource support to dioceses that need better websites

  By Matt Gardner An informal lunch meeting during the Road to Warm Springs National Church Gathering in Pinawa, Manitoba, has paved the way for a web development partnership model between the General Synod’s Communications Department and Anglican dioceses across Canada. Bishop Bruce Myers of Quebec was chatting with Meghan Kilty, Director of Communications and Information Resources for the … Continue reading “General Synod now offers resource support to dioceses that need better websites”

Deanna Thompson: I thought digital presence was a poor substitute for embodied presence. Then I got cancer.

Composite illustration by Jessamyn Rubio / BigStock / Unsplash By Deanna Thompson Professor of religion, Hamline University FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   Her experience with serious illness convinced a theologian that the virtual body of Christ can make a real difference in a hurting world. Tuesday, July 12, 2016   I admit it. I used to be one of … Continue reading “Deanna Thompson: I thought digital presence was a poor substitute for embodied presence. Then I got cancer.”

How the diocese of B.C. transformed websites into ministry tools

By Joelle Kidd July 3, 2018 Redeveloping the diocesan site (pictured) and parish sites on the same platform made it easy to have “diocesan messaging and a look and feel that’s consistent across the board,” says Catherine Pate, communications officer for the diocese of British Columbia. Photo: Contributed   Walk into any Anglican church, and … Continue reading “How the diocese of B.C. transformed websites into ministry tools”