Speaking events “What is God doing among us?” American Baptist Churches of New York State Biennial, Syracuse, NY, October 20, 2012. “Sink or Swim: Treading the Sea of Social Media” presentation at the American Baptist Churches Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 25, 2011 “Social Media and your Customers” panel discussion. 5th Annual smAlbany Small Business Day. July 27, 2010 Invocation, NFL Player’s Gala JB Awards. Washington, D.C., April 16, 2009. Blog post. Invocation, NFL Player’s Gala JB Awards. Washington, D.C., April 4, 2008 Published or featured 2013 HuffPost Live, Jason Collins, faith, and sports. May 2, 2012. Post. Lessons from a Donkey – Christian Ethics, Baylor University, February, 2013 Working with
This past week I’ve been running a contest to give away two great books, Russell Rathbun’s book nuChristian and Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus. It’s noon! The winners are: Christine Smith – nuChristian D Brown – In the Name of Jesus Andrew Twiton – In the Name of Jesus Contest winners: You’ll get an email or DM from me shortly. Thanks for everyone who entered and look out for another giveaway!
Feeling stressed out? Burned out? Or just down? Your iPhone can help you with that because… there’s an app for that. You can now download the “Holy Roller” app that finds encouraging scripture. The app profile says, “The Holy Roller is the best way to find the Biblical guidance to your everyday ups and downs. Simply scroll the Holy Roller to find what you are feeling, hit next or shake your iPhone, and your scripture will appear.” The United Methodist Report describes the app: Users start by accessing one of two lists: “Burdens” such as frustration, worry or doubt, or “Blessings,” such as friendship, family or health. By tapping on
I’m giving away a free copy of Russell Rathbun’s book nuChristian (read my related posts here and review here) and two free copies of Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus. Interested? There are two ways to win: Subscribe to my blog with the link to the right. Enter your email and click “subscribe” or if you are a WordPress user, click “subscribe” on the top of this page. (Subscribing allows an automatic email update to be sent to your email address. No spam, I promise. New subscribers will only be entered in this giveaway.) Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/alanrud The winners will be picked at random. You can subscribe
Russell Rathbun, author of the new book, nuChristian: finding faith in a new generation (Judson Press) is our guest blogger today. Russell is a founding minister with Debbie Blue of House of Mercy, a pioneering emergent church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rathbun is also the author of Midrash on the Juanitos (Cathedral Hill Press,2009) and the critically-acclaimed Post-Rapture Radio (Jossey-Bass, 2008). He lives with his wife, two kids, and dog KoKo in St. Paul. What If a Church Had an Expiration Date? I have talked to a lot of people who are starting churches and a lot more people who are trying to keep churches from dying. Both missions are
Author Russell Rathbun spoke with On the Bema about his new book, nuChristian: finding faith in a new generation (Judson Press). Russell is a founding minister with Debbie Blue of House of Mercy, a pioneering emergent church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rathbun is also the author of Midrash on the Juanitos (Cathedral Hill Press,2009) and the critically-acclaimed Post-Rapture Radio (Jossey-Bass, 2008). He lives with his wife, two kids, and dog KoKo in St. Paul. OnTheBema: You begin your book with examining the postmodern framework. Christians need to understand it. Where do you draw the line between understanding postmodernism and using postmodernism to a church’s advantage without compromising the Gospel message?
As part of Judson Press’ blog tour for Russell Rathbun’s new book, nuChristian: finding faith in a new generation, I have had the wonderful opportunity to preview and review this insightful book. In addition, Wednesday of this week, I will feature a Q & A with Russell about his new book. On Friday, Russell will be featured as a guest blogger. nuChristian begins with a very brief forward by author and activist Shane Claiborne (fellow Eastern University alum), of the Simple Way. Claiborne, known for being a radical voice and champion for the poor, harmonizes with Rathbun’s message of how Christianity must shape “nuChristians”. That is, Christians who are no
Judson Press contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me to write a review of nuChristian: finding faith in a new generation by Russell E. D. Rathbun. Be on the look out the week of October 12 for a review on the book. Hopefully, I will have a Q&A with Rathbun and feature him as a guest blogger. My review will be a part of a blog tour for the book. Check back. Judson Press :: Product Catalog :: nuChristian