An article I co-authored with Shawn Coons about Web2.0 and its relevance to the church was recently published in the Presbyterian Outlook magazine:
But what does any of this Web 2.0 stuff have to do with the church? Wikipedia brings a diverse host of people together, and through their communal effort they make something much greater than any of them could do on their own. There are many users who combine to make one wiki, and each person brings a different kind of knowledge. To Christians, this should sound familiar. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12, There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit … to each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good … the body is one and has many members.”
You can read the rest of the article here as well as several other interesting articles on Web2.0 (by some of my good presbymergent friends), including:
- Blogging as a Spiritual Discipline and The Case for Facebook by Bruce Reyes-Chow
- Blogging 101 by Adam Walker Cleaveland
- A review of the recent Pittsburgh Presbymergent Conference (which I attended) by Chris Brown.
In the interest of practicing what we “preach,” Shawn and I actually wrote our article (collaboratively, of course) using the wiki on my website. Shawn (who is also the creator of the DAIO, the “Presbyterian Digg”) is the only other person I know of besides myself who uses a personal wiki to organize thoughts and resources.