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#PokemonGo #community and #technology

Pokemon Go is not new technology, its based upon Ingress which uses google maps landmarks to create a fun reality that layers on top of the landscape of life. In fact, the idea is not that different from Geo-caching which has been around for a LONG time. What PokemonGo has done is hit all the … Continue reading

My Being #poor : Personal Thoughts

I didn’t know how poor we were. I mean on the one hand, I knew we were living paycheck to paycheck for going on 5 yrs I knew we have ongoing credit card debt But our credit is ok We eat healthy food We are able to provide for our 3, yep that’s right 3 … Continue reading

#Presby #PCUSA #Media & #Marketing #notmyOGHS

Hmmm….. The #notmyOGHS movement on twitter points to 2 deeper issues. The first of which is the utilization of stereotypes to market (even if meant ironically). The deep and complex issues of this campaign is summarized well here https://storify.com/breyeschow/concerns-raised-over-2015-oghs-campaign These are amazing issues, that are too complex to address in one blog post, please read … Continue reading

Family Church

I went to General Assembly in 2012 as an observer…which meant, literally that I was there with absolutely no ulterior motives, I just wanted to see how things worked. My husband, my three children and my mother came with me. Luckily, my husband had friends in Pittsburgh, where it was, so he was interested in … Continue reading

Millennials, Fantasy & Faith (and why does Katy keep putting them together)

Here is an article about our continued consideration of the “God is dead” question… “Was Nietzsche right in thinking that God is dead? Is it truly the case that—as the German sociologist Max Weber, who was strongly influenced by Nietzsche, believed—the modern world has lost the capacity for myth and mystery as a result of … Continue reading

Millennial Pastorin’

During a clergy luncheon a pastor related a story where her confirmation mentor was part of a women’s fellowship, so she spent much of her adolescent spiritual life with a group of post-menopausal women……the clergy women laughed and then reflected on how this was probably the perfect experience a young pastor needs to lead a … Continue reading

My God, Your God, let’s call the whole thing off

Ok, recently there was an article in The Atlantic about the state of religion in America. Some salient quotes include “They found that young non-Christians have profoundly negative views of Christians. For instance, among 16- to 29-year-old non-Christians, Christians were viewed as “anti-gay” (91 percent), judgmental (87 percent), hypocritical (85 percent), sheltered (78 percent) and—surprise—”too … Continue reading

The Token Young Family

“It’s exhausting being the young family in a church” This sentiment was shared to me by one of our “young families” about what another “young family” told them. Its exhausting. Of course, I speak from the “young family” and “pastor’s family” congruently, but I know what they mean. 1) Getting the schedule I’m not sure … Continue reading

Nanowriting and other musing

Culturally I am very interested in how the arts are playing out for millennials.  I mean we’re mostly broke, so maybe creativity will abound? (this is my hope) Let’s review Couch Surfers Open Source Computer Programs Etsy Carshares and now I’ve re-discovered nanowriMo: National Novel Writing Month(which I’ve heard of briefly last year): in which you … Continue reading

My Fairy Tale for 20 somethings….

http://fairytalesfor20somethings.tumblr.com Wizard of Oz by Katy Stenta Dorothy thought that chasing the first tornado would have landed her the weather job. Instead she kept having to travel. Meanwhile her parents wanted her to click her heels and come back home, problem was no work there. She was not moving back in with her parents (again). She … Continue reading

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