Wednesday, 2 July 2014


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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

How to Evangelize?

Success requires creativity.

This month the world’s bishops will gather for a Synod dedicated to the new evangelization. The preparatory documents for the Synod refer to a promise of “renewed missionary activity” and some in the church are hoping that these efforts will help capture the spirit of the New Testament evangelization. Yet we have some worries about the pastoral implementation of this enterprise. We suspect that the recent emphasis on evangelization is merely an attempt to draw those who have left the church back to an institution of the past.

The U.S. bishops’ web page on new evangelization states that, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, “only 23% of U.S. Catholics regularly attend Mass once a week.” Focusing on this fact is a mistake. In our experience of helping parishes to implement evangelization plans, congregations too often narrow their focus to “getting people back into the building.” An evangelization effort must be broader than that.

The sole resource on the U.S. bishops’ web site for new evangelization (Disciples Called to Witness) devotes only six lines to works of charity and justice in four pages about methodology. The initiatives suggested by the bishops are directed to people already in the church: prayer and popular piety, Sunday Eucharist and effective preaching. The Catholics Come Home web site, an initiative endorsed by many dioceses in the United States, asserts, “It is our job … to invite our fellow brothers and sisters home to the Church.”

Are we pessimistic? No, but we are skeptical. Although the Spirit can surprise us with breakthroughs, the evidence of recent years offers little encouragement regarding the prospects for the new evangelization—at least as currently envisioned by church leaders.

Monday, 13 August 2012


Evangelism is the preaching of the Christian Gospel or the practice of relaying information about a particular set of beliefs to others with the object of conversion.

Christians who specialize in evangelism are known as evangelists whether they are in their home communities or living as missionaries in the field. Some Christian traditions consider evangelists to be in a leadership position; they may be found preaching to large meetings or in governance roles. Christian groups who actively encourage evangelism are sometimes known as evangelistic or evangelist. The scriptures do not use the word evangelism, but evangelist is used in (the translations of) Acts 21:8, Ephesians 4:11, and 2 Timothy 4:5.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

The Search Revolution Will Be Evangelized: Bing Director

If you keep pounding the table with a contrarian view, will your view become the norm instead of the exception? Or will your voice drown in the howling void of misplaced hopes?

Those are the questions I find myself asking after reading Microsoft Bing Director Stefan Weitz's comments about search and what is wrong with it in an interview he did with The Huffington Post.

I've seen Weitz speak and I've spoken to him over the phone for an extended period of time. He is charismatic, and I want to believe him, as he told the Post:

Search itself hasn't changed fundamentally in the past 12 years. Traditional search is failing. The standard notion of search ... looking at the texts in the page, the backlinks, all that stuff doesn't work anymore.
Weitz believes the amount of information available online today, combined with the increasingly complex activities users are undertaking, has made current search less effective.

This is all great in theory. I want to believe him. And if he keeps telling people what's wrong with Google long enough, they may well switch to Bing.

But the facts don't support the bluster. Weitz told me the same stuff in March 2010.

Since that time, Bing has gone from 11.5 percent share to 14 percent. Since that time, Google has remained at 65 percent share.

Bing's gains may have come from Yahoo, AOL or, but they certainly haven't come from Google. That's a big reason why its lawyers are siccing the DOJ and FTC on Google, but that's another story.

My point is this: How long can Weitz and Bing claim Google's system is old-fashioned before people actually listen to them and buy into Bing's decision engine premise.

You can call it a decision engine, but if people are still going to Google to get info and make their decisions, Google is the decision engine. It obviously works for the majority of people.

People don't search Google for info then redirect to Bing to help them make decisions. They stay on Google to search more or get whisked away to Yelp, UrbanSpoon or some other Website or storefront. Weitz made another strong point to the HuffPo:

Our mission is literally to deliver knowledge by understanding intent. What that implies is that we understand the Web as this digital representation of the real world. We've now mapped almost every single square inch of the planet, we know where buildings are, we know who the people are, we know what tasks people are accomplishing -- we are literally creating a semantic model, or a model, for everything in the world.
I believe Bing's Weitz is right about this signal-and-intent theory. A big part of the consumer behavior shift Weitz espouses is toward social activities, which is why Microsoft was genius to get in bed snugly with Facebook and its Like button. The Like explicitly signals intent, and friends share it. Simple, yet elegant. It's a beautiful thing.

I just think Weitz has the wrong platform and brand. The Microsoft as online service provider brand sucks, which is a big reason why it hemorrhages money every year. Weitz knows it; so does Microsoft Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft's brand as a Web service provider is as lousy as Google's brand as a social service provider.

But Weitz knows his stuff, and if I'm Google I'd pay attention and take the evangelizing to heart, and do some of the things Bing is doing. That will help Google maintain its lead, and maybe even grow it a bit.

After awhile, the little dog will get tired of chasing the big dog's tail. Weitz will go somewhere where he can make a bigger impact, and Bing will be a thing of the past.