Blogs Take Test of Faith

Image via Wikipedia A news report that challenges conventional wisdom, especially one about a personal/cultural topic like religion, is often rich fodder for online conversation. This was the case last week as a Pew Research Center survey showing that atheists and agnostics were more knowledgeable about religion than followers of major faiths drew significant attention. … Continue reading Blogs Take Test of Faith

When Churches Keep Quiet: Is Silence Deafening Your Message?

Image via Wikipedia Churches and their communicators are always sending a message to their local communities. Our given message is to be the kingdom of God and gift of Jesus Christ. When this message is not clearly proclaimed by our verbal and non-verbal communication, our audience fills in the blanks. Our neighbors come to two … Continue reading When Churches Keep Quiet: Is Silence Deafening Your Message?

The Rev. Robert Barron takes to TV, blogs, YouTube as a new-media Catholic priest

The Rev. Robert Barron, a Chicago-based Roman Catholic priest, has made himself a new-media messenger for the church, bringing a Catholic perspective to topics from “Avatar” to atheism to the use of steroids in baseball. The author of 10 books, he has posted more than 180 cultural commentaries on YouTube and delivers a weekly homily … Continue reading The Rev. Robert Barron takes to TV, blogs, YouTube as a new-media Catholic priest

Kudos to the Catholic Church…

...for the excellent job they are doing with the 'Catholics come home' campaign -- a great combination of traditional and new, online media. Discussing this with my good friend Jim Kelleher of Kelleher Creative in St. Louis, I was pleased to see the church hasn't lost it's sense of humor, either. For those of you … Continue reading Kudos to the Catholic Church…