GREEN JUNCTION 13 JULY 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PHD.
I had the wonderful opportunity to take a nature walk at a local park, which included hiking through grassy fields and along beautiful areas of wildflowers. These fields are allowed to grow naturally; they are not manipulated by the input of chemicals to eliminate plants that are not grass, the more common scenario when it…
Ecotheology: It’s time for a hermeneutic
What is Ecotheology? I found this to be spot on…as the saying goes, and it is from Portland Seminary: “Ecotheology is a form of study and thinking that combines the disciplines of ecology (the study of organisms and their environments) and theology (the study of God and religious beliefs). Ecotheology examines creation through the lenses…
Lord, as we start out each day, nudge us to be kind, to say only that which builds up one another. To reach out to those in need and be a source of comfort. Each day I reflect on the writings of my favorite Patristic teacher, Ephrem. “Scripture brought me to the Gate of Paradise,…
Green Junction: By Julie Peller PhD
I would like to introduce a column we will be adding called the “Green Junction” by Julie Peller PhD. Julie Peller PhD, is an environmental chemist (Professor of Chemistry at Valparaiso University ) and she leads the Environmental Ministry at Nativity of Our Savior in Portage IN. Julie has been writing a weekly column for…
Organized Religion has a Privacy issue?
When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy? How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?” Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and…
Disruption in the Church: Are You Ready?
Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating…
The Church and Risk Assessments
Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO. This is the person responsible for the risk assessments. As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO. The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not…
Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared
By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and…
The long winding road called the internet
Church Leaders are resolved that they must transform their strategies, processes, and technology infrastructure to succeed in this new world. The question is how?