Being Honest About My Lies

One of the side effects of putting my sermons online is that of lying more than I usually do. I lie about what the room I'm recording in looks like. I lie about how well I know the material I'm presenting. I lie about how loud the street outside is. I lie about how much... Continue Reading →

90 Days of Warm Fuzzy Facts

I've decided to view our YouTube analytics favorably. I've made this decision in part because I have nothing to compare these statistics to. Churches weren't exactly doing rigorous engagement-data collection before. In fact, back when we were meeting in person if you were awake during the sermon, I chalked that up as a positive. So... Continue Reading →

90 Days of Cold Hard Facts

Since the Ides of March, our congregation has uploaded all worship material to YouTube, about 220 videos in all. For 18 Sundays now, we have not worshipped together in person. We are no longer complete newbies to YouTube, yet we are still far away from the sophistication of having thousands of subscribers. I thought that... Continue Reading →

Implicit Bias

I’ve enrolled in on online course offered by the United Methodist Church’s General Commission on Religion and Race. The course is entitled, “Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think.” It’s a simple course  that you take at your own pace in three sections: 1) Recognizing Implicit Bias 2) Questioning Implicit Bias 3) Transforming Implicit... Continue Reading →

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