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”

Anne Curley: Do the right thing

  In the midst of church scandal or other crisis, leaders need to remember: People expect the truth, says communication expert Anne Curley. Monday, September 6, 2010 Communication consultant Anne Curley would never wish a crisis on any institution, church-related or otherwise, but handled well, a crisis can be an opportunity for growth in faithfulness … Continue reading “Anne Curley: Do the right thing”

Prayer: There’s an app for that

By Joelle Kidd March 26, 2018 With many apps now available, smartphones can become part of daily prayer. Image: Shutterstock   Smartphones dominate daily life, used for everything from ordering takeout to mapping directions to snapping photos to, occasionally, talking on the phone. So why not use them for prayer? A quick search of the … Continue reading “Prayer: There’s an app for that”