Showing posts from August, 2011

A Conference called SPEAK

Image If you've been following my thoughts here, or on Twitter or Facebook for any amount of time I hope you'll have picked up that I am keen on thinking how the Church and individual Christians and organisations can get to grips with this 'new media' world we live in - so when I was asked to put an ad on the blog for something coming up in the near future that directly addresses this I couldn't resist. It's being arranged by someone I follow on Twitter called Darrell Vesterfelt or @dvest as he's known and he writes this:    "I am hosting a conference on September 8th called Speak .  Speak is a conference by  Sheepish Design   focused on your church's online communications. The goal is to engage in relevant conversations around using your website design, facebook, blog, twitter, youtube, mobile website and email marketing better. This will happen through short TED style talks on each topic by specialists in their

Time is precious - online time even more so

Well, our two week break at Le Pas Opton, the French Campsite owned by Spring Harvest (all the links may well appear in later posts) is coming to an end and my hope of sitting, thinking. writing, blogging etc has proved to be a pipe dream.  It has been a worthwhile time, and I have had the joy of tweeting the talks of a speaker who in the course of the time we have been here has become a friend!  I will say more of that another time too! One thing which has mediated against logging in and blogging has been the cost of wifi here - something which bemuses me; if we are seeking to be a church which engages with and is relating to an increasingly connected world then making internet access almost prohibitively expensive is at best foolish and at worst rather money-grubbing.  Anyway, thoughts about connectivity and new media probably need addressing, you guessed it, in another post... So, it has been a mixed few weeks weather wise - but continental Europe is never completely reliable fo

Well here we are

After all this away time I have a storm of ideas now going on in my head about what I could write now... lots of things have been going on for a while and as I'v wondered whether or not to give up blogging altogether something has kept me from deleting New Kid and perhaps I've just needed to marshall my resources and begin anew.  I am on limited access for the next week or so, as well as using a laptop which is not good at holding it's charge, so this is more of a 'shot across the bows' than the full steam ahead of blogging I am hoping to get back to soon! So, how are you all?  Keeping well, I trust.  Sorry it's been awhile, but the joys of microblogging ( and Social Networking - ie Facebook have kept my interest and online engagement going over the past months.  But I do think that there is a place for some longer engagments with the wide world beyond the real life interactions which fill so much of my time. I still write my weekly th