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”

‘Lengthy transition period’ from print to digital, scrapping Anglican Journal editorial independence among scenarios presented to CoGS

By Tali Folkins June 2, 2018 Most Canadian Anglicans value their church publications very highly, Canon (lay) Ian Alexander, member of a working group reviewing the print distribution and role of the Anglican Journal, told the Council of General Synod (CoGS) Friday, June 1. Photo: Tali Folkins   The Anglican Journal’s print edition may be discontinued after … Continue reading “‘Lengthy transition period’ from print to digital, scrapping Anglican Journal editorial independence among scenarios presented to CoGS”

The good, the bad and the ugly of Big Data

By Alice Wu 02 May 2018  The scandal surrounding the use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytical highlights the perils of Big Data. Alice Wu, a Hong Kong-based Anglican writer, reflects on its more positive elements. I must begin this post with a disclaimer: I’m totally dependent on communications technology. It’s hard to imagine now … Continue reading “The good, the bad and the ugly of Big Data”