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Wikiklesia: The world's first self-perpetuating nomadic business model?

Coversm"Wikiklesia may be the world’s first self-perpetuating nomadic business model - raising money for charities - giving voice to emerging writers and artists - generating a continuous stream of new books covering all manner of relevant topics. Nobody remains in control. There is no board of directors. The franchise changes hands as quickly as new projects are created." Wikiklesia Press Release

As a missionary and church planter, I like anything that can self-perpetuate, multiply, reproduce spontaneously and keep on giving itself away until it reaches it goal. That means churches, conferences, training systems, and also this little publishing experiment called WIKIKLESIA that LAUNCHES TOMORROW [now available] on Lulu.

Volume One of the Wikiklesia project gets released July 23rd and its called Voices of the Virtual World: Participative Technology and the Ecclesial Revolution. BUY THE BOOK! My chapter on blogging is buried in there somewhere but the other chapters will be much more interesting than mine.

I have invited one of the project leaders John La Grou to my Happy Hour video cafe on Wednesday, along with some other geeky guests, and hopefully, if everything works out, John will chat about the uniqueness of this collaborative project.

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The Wikiklesia Project finally gets underway, after a number of laggards get their chapters in for the first book right before its release on July 23. And in case nobody says anything, my chapter was probably the LATEST. Sorry about that everyone. Life has been busy lately. My chapter is called "The Ugly Blogger" and it explores the dark side of blogging. Thanks to Len H. and John La Grou for their patience and foresight on this project.

Blurb: The first book, Voices of the Virtual World, is a "collective, chaordic conversation on how emerging technologies are impacting the church." All proceeds from the Wikiklesia Project will be contributed to the Not For Sale campaign.
"In this volume, we hear from a wide range of voices, including bloggers and students, technologists and theologians, entrepreneurs and pastors… from a progressive Episcopalian techno-monk to a leading Mennonite professor… from a tech-savvy mobile missionary to a corporate anthropologist whom Worth Magazine called "one of Wall Street's 25 Smartest Players." Voices promises to be a far reaching exploration of spiritual journey contextualized within a culture of increasingly immersive technology."

Others: Emergent Village, Len, Conversatio, Bill Kinnon.