Kimberly Knight

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)

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.

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Encountering Jesus

Friday April 03, 2009
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?

The Good Shepherd

Friday April 03, 2009
Exploring the beloved 23rd Psalm, in scripture, in our hearts, in our daily lives and on the web.

What Kind of Branches?

Friday April 03, 2009
Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches - what kind of branches are we?

Your Interpretive Freedom

Friday April 03, 2009
Just a little reflection on the presentation by Anna Florence Carter at the Festival of Homiletics 2009.

Consumerism Really Gone Too Far!

Friday April 03, 2009
Human Trafficking - how does the Christian community respond?

Ethical Consumerism

Friday April 03, 2009
An annotated bibliography that offers sources addressing consumer topics from a wide range of perspectives including the Christian response to consumerism.

Independence or Inter-dependence?

Friday April 03, 2009
Some rambling thoughts about the approaching Independence Day.

Sharing Our Resources

Friday April 03, 2009
Jesus uses our existing resources to perform miracles of abundance to be shared with the whole community.

All Means All

Friday April 03, 2009
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.

Grace Builds UP

Friday April 03, 2009
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.

Sophia and Satyagraha on Sept. 11, 2009

Friday April 03, 2009
Sophia is seeking you – are you seeking Sophia?

And She Blessed Them Both

Friday April 03, 2009
Kimberly Knight shares an insight about Ruth's blessing of Naomi that she learned through the online church she leads at Second Life.

Sacred Space in Cyber Space

Friday April 03, 2009
Beginning an exploration of social media and the church.

Sacred Space in Cyberspace - Facebook Memorial

Friday April 03, 2009
Stopping by a friend's facebook page - in memorial.

Reflections from Emergence Now

Friday April 03, 2009
Reflections from Emergence Now - a conference held at Columbia Theological Seminary exploring Emergent Church

Socialnomics or Ecclesialnomics?

Friday April 03, 2009
While reading a commentary about social media I got to thinkin' about the church...

What does "progressive Christian" mean to you?

Friday April 03, 2009
Let's have a conversation about progressive Christianity, about social justice Christianity - about Christianity.

Theology After Google

Friday April 03, 2009
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Theology After Google a couple of weeks ago....

Vacation Bible School - In Second Life?

Friday April 03, 2009
Grown-Up Vacation Bible school in the Virtual World of Second Life...

Wired for Ministry in Ohio

Friday April 03, 2009
Social Networking for Ministry Workshop

mePhones, ourPhones: A Eulogy for Conversation

Friday April 03, 2009
We ponder the lack of civility in public discourse, but we are half-tuned-into the discourse at the table.

Bullied Youth Need Our Love – Reach Out and Speak Up

Friday April 03, 2009
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.

Blessed are the nonviolent resisters

Friday April 03, 2009
“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.

A Peacemakers Heart

Friday April 03, 2009
Blessed are the peacemakers

Why Sunday Should be Nothing Special

Friday April 03, 2009
Thoughts that percolated while reading Bruce Reyes-Chow latest blog "Why Easter Worship Service Should be Nothing Special"

Leaving is Part of the Journey

Friday April 03, 2009
Why are young folks leaving the church you ask?

My Bleeding Heart

Friday April 03, 2009
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.

The Golden Circle of Being Church

Friday April 03, 2009
We know why, but do we always know how and what?

She who Suffers - God and Evil

Friday April 03, 2009
At times of suffering how can we believe in a God of love?

"As Yourself"

Friday April 03, 2009
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.

A Prayer for Colorado

Friday April 03, 2009
A prayer for those whose lives have been shattered by the shooting In Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012