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Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight is the online organizer for the Beatitudes Society. A graduate of Candler School of Theology, she is the pastor of Koinonia Fellowship, an online church at Second Life.

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Kimberly Knight is a nationally recognized leader teaching and practicing social media for ministry. She earned her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Immediately after Candler she served for two years as the Online Organizer for The Beatitudes Society (they liked to call her their Circuit Rider!).  She is now the Communication Director for the Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ, leader of Social Media Intensives around the country and a social media coach helping progressive faith leaders leverage the power of social media in meaningful ways.  Kimberly also serves as the pastor of an online congregation that has been gathering for nearly five years in the cyber-world of Second Life. Kimberly, her partner and their two children are active members of Kirkwood United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia.


Latest Content by Kimberly Knight

Kimberly Knight

A Prayer for Colorado

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

A Prayer for Colorado

Gracious and loving God,
you watch the ways of all of us
and the utter destruction of which our hands are capable.
We implore you to weave goodness and grace
In the lives of those destroyed by senseless violence.
Surround those whose lives are shattered 
with a sense of your present love.
Wrap them in the worn quilt of your compassion.
Though they are lost in grief,
May they find you and be comforted.
Amen

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Kimberly Knight

"As Yourself"

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

As it turns out I've always been a bit perplexed by the greatest commandment. Not the Love God with every fiber of my stinkin' self part but the love the neighbor as myself part. And it's not what you think exactly. I get the love of neighbor, especially those neighbors least like me. What has puzzled me for decades is how to love the other fully when I'm not sure how to love myself fully. Love myself?

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Other Recent Content by Kimberly Knight

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February 01, 2012

She who Suffers - God and Evil

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

At times of suffering how can we believe in a God of love?
Kimberly Knight Article

January 24, 2012

The Golden Circle of Being Church

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

We know why, but do we always know how and what?
Kimberly Knight Article

October 27, 2011

My Bleeding Heart

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

As a Progressive Christian married to a police lieutenant in Atlanta, I am working hard to synthesize my love and loyalty in the Occupy movement.
Kimberly Knight Article

May 12, 2011

Leaving is Part of the Journey

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Why are young folks leaving the church you ask?
Kimberly Knight Article

April 02, 2011

Why Sunday Should be Nothing Special

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Thoughts that percolated while reading Bruce Reyes-Chow latest blog "Why Easter Worship Service Should be Nothing Special"
Kimberly Knight Article

February 18, 2011

A Peacemakers Heart

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Blessed are the peacemakers
Kimberly Knight Article

January 20, 2011

Blessed are the nonviolent resisters

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”  I imagine that those standing in the blood, sweat and tears of Rome’s occupation found this utterance of very little comfort.

Kimberly Knight Article

October 06, 2010

Bullied Youth Need Our Love – Reach Out and Speak Up

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

September proved to be a very bad month to be young and gay in America.  15-year-old Billy Lucas, 13-year-old Asher Brown, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi,  13-year-old Seth Walsh, and 19-year-old Raymond Chase all took their own lives because they were bullied for being gay.

Kimberly Knight Article

June 23, 2010

mePhones, ourPhones: A Eulogy for Conversation

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

We ponder the lack of civility in public discourse, but we are half-tuned-into the discourse at the table.
Kimberly Knight Article

May 26, 2010

Wired for Ministry in Ohio

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Social Networking for Ministry Workshop
Kimberly Knight Article

May 03, 2010

Vacation Bible School - In Second Life?

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Grown-Up Vacation Bible school in the Virtual World of Second Life...
Kimberly Knight Article

April 12, 2010

Theology After Google

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Theology After Google a couple of weeks ago....
Kimberly Knight Article

March 12, 2010

What does "progressive Christian" mean to you?

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Let's have a conversation about progressive Christianity, about social justice Christianity - about Christianity.
Kimberly Knight Article

February 09, 2010

Socialnomics or Ecclesialnomics?

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

While reading a commentary about social media I got to thinkin' about the church...
Kimberly Knight Article

February 02, 2010

Reflections from Emergence Now

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Reflections from Emergence Now - a conference held at Columbia Theological Seminary exploring Emergent Church
Kimberly Knight Article

December 03, 2009

Sacred Space in Cyberspace - Facebook Memorial

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Stopping by a friend's facebook page - in memorial.
Kimberly Knight Article

November 19, 2009

Sacred Space in Cyber Space

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Beginning an exploration of social media and the church.
Kimberly Knight Article

October 29, 2009

And She Blessed Them Both

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Kimberly Knight shares an insight about Ruth's blessing of Naomi that she learned through the online church she leads at Second Life.

Kimberly Knight Article

September 11, 2009

Sophia and Satyagraha on Sept. 11, 2009

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Sophia is seeking you – are you seeking Sophia?
Kimberly Knight Article

August 21, 2009

Grace Builds UP

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Zeal need not obliterate grace, rather grace should imbue our zeal with the power to listen and receive, to encounter rather than control, to love rather than hate – yes even our enemy - or so I have been told.
Kimberly Knight Article

August 04, 2009

All Means All

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

The lectionary this week skips an important verse or two and 37 speaks volumes. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. Who is whoever? All means all.
Kimberly Knight Article

July 21, 2009

Sharing Our Resources

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Jesus uses our existing resources to perform miracles of abundance to be shared with the whole community.
Kimberly Knight Article

June 29, 2009

Independence or Inter-dependence?

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Some rambling thoughts about the approaching Independence Day.
Kimberly Knight Article

June 16, 2009

Ethical Consumerism

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

An annotated bibliography that offers sources addressing consumer topics from a wide range of perspectives including the Christian response to consumerism.
Kimberly Knight Article

June 05, 2009

Consumerism Really Gone Too Far!

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Human Trafficking - how does the Christian community respond?
Kimberly Knight Article

May 21, 2009

Your Interpretive Freedom

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Just a little reflection on the presentation by Anna Florence Carter at the Festival of Homiletics 2009.

Kimberly Knight Article

May 06, 2009

What Kind of Branches?

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches - what kind of branches are we?
Kimberly Knight Article

April 29, 2009

The Good Shepherd

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

Exploring the beloved 23rd Psalm, in scripture, in our hearts, in our daily lives and on the web.
Kimberly Knight Article

April 25, 2009

Encountering Jesus

Kimberly Knight (UCC)

The fundamental record around which the Christian universe spins is the experience of finding the tomb empty and encountering the risen Christ in our midst. How do we begin to understand what it means to encounter the risen Christ and why is it so hard to recognize him when he is in our midst?