How Grief Connects Us All
In the May 2010 issue of Worship Leader Magazine, a new column launches by yours truly, called “DJ’s Spin.” As a magazine that’s been around since 1990,
I’m part of the team that’s extending the magazine’s availability to an online readership in addition to its faithful print-edition subscribers.
In “How Grief Connects Us All,” I share 5 examples of how the online world is connecting us in the midst of grief:
As Internet technologies, online tools, and smartphone apps become increasingly weaved into our everyday lives, the relationships facilitated by these network tools have an integral role in our worshiping communities. This connected worshiping community is both within our local church and in the network of relationships we have with other Christ-followers in the Church universal.
And, my first column in Worship Leader is available in a variety of online formats:
- The web version at worshipleader.com
- The digital edition version — which can be viewed in a web browser on a desktop or laptop, and beautifully on iPhone and iPad too.
- The text version, powered via Google Translate.
- And of course, the classic print version is available too — via subscription. While you can get a free trial issue, I’m not able to guarantee you’ll get the May issue.
While it is debatable whether print-based magazines will go through the same challenges as print-based newspapers has, there are some similar challenges being navigated. I am curious why newspapers have been hit harder & earlier by the digital revolution than its magazine counterpart. What are your thoughts?