New blog

I decided it was time to blog for real. I have loved blogging here at Nikao but I have a lot to say that relates to what I do for a living and I needed a new home for that content. 

So here’s what you can do:

Go over to Context and Voice and subscribe to the feed or bookmark it if you want to stay up to date on my thoughts about communicating the gospel in a new media culture.

or..

If you follow Nikao for the lifestream personal stuff; head over the www.marotte.ws and take a dip in my photo stream.

Josh McDowell is Right; The Internet is the Greatest Threat to Christians

There’s been a lot of dialogue around the web regarding Josh McDowell’s comment in a keynote address that; The internet is the greatest threat to Christians.

I think he’s right.

Josh says that the main issue boils down to the abundance of information that has created more skepticism. This is not why Josh McDowell is right. Jesus can stand up to skepticism if we get out of the way.

The real reason that the internet is the greatest threat to Christians is Christians themselves!

Christians have yet to learn how to be effective in the age of content abundance. I’ve been saying this for two years; the vast majority of Christians and Christian leaders have no idea what they are doing when it comes to creating content on the internet.¬†

We can no longer create content that was intended to be consumed in a closed environment (church building) and spew it all over the internet to land in the laps of people with no context or relationship in which to make sense of it. It’s why I wrote Context and Voice.

Live stream conversation about Context & Voice

DJ Chuang is going to have me on a live stream tomorrow, Wednesday July, 6 at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3 Central, 1 Pacific. We’re going to talk a bit about communicating, content and where the Church fits in with all that. We’re using the Vokle platform which will allow us to interact with you and allow you to be a part of the conversation.

Here’s the link. I’d love for you to join us and hear your thoughts.

Context & Voice Tour Stop #6 & #7

Tour Stop #6 takes us to Michael Buckingham’s ever so awesome blog; Jesus Hates Papyrus. Michael runs Holy Cow Creative which does a whole heap of awesome things to help churches communicate creatively in just about every way possible. Michael is also a really cool cat to hang out with.

Tour stop #7 takes us to Seth Caddell’s blog; Life as Experienced. Seth is a pastor inVirginia and among other things is a disc golfer…which makes him rad in my book.

Thanks for checking out the context and voice book tour!

Context and Voice book tour stop #4 | Collide Magazine

Stop #4 takes us to Dallas Texas with Scott McClellan at Collide Magazine. Scott is the creative mind behind the always awesome Echo Conference which you should check out if you are at all interested in communicating the Gospel in creative ways.

Scott and I went for a Skype interview on this one so you can sit back with a cup of coffee and listen to the mindless rambling of two 6’5″ + communication ‘experts’. Go check it out.

Context and Voice book tour stop #3 | Jason Morris

I met Jason at Echo Conference a while back and we had some great conversations about using the internet to reach people. I was just starting to form the vision that would force me to ask the questions that I pose in Context and Voice and as I shared my early ideas with Jason and he had great questions to add. Great questions inform great ideas and I was stoked to have sharp people like Jason to bounce ideas off of.

Jason leads church online at Westside Family Church in Lenexa Kansas, go check out his blog post.