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About the blog:

Officially begun in 2008 by a youth pastor desperate to understand the changing world and the historical church, as the revolution - a blog about change.  The discussion focused mostly on the changes that were beginning to take place in the church and how the church was ultimately resistant to them.  As that youth pastor became an education pastor - he realized that the resistance was to the technological changes in society and the resistance to those. In 2011, the book From The Garden To The City:  The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology by John Dyer [buy it here] was published.  This book answered the question that had been plaguing the church for years.   After reading the book, this felt as though it was the real issue that the youth pastor, had been trying to answer.  So, in 2011, the revolution was rebranded as hashtag theology to discuss the rise of technology in the church world and to discuss where technology and faith intersect.  For the launch of the book, the webzine churchm.ag approached several bloggers about writing articles on the book [You can read Jerrod's here].  The popularity of this Christian webzine made the blog a popular stop for many people.  However, due to unforeseen circumstances, it was about this time that Jerrod was forced to shut down the blog; unfortunately losing all of those posts. Some still survive and will be added to the blog as time allows.

2020 - During the COVID-19 Quarantine it became very apparent to Jerrod that he needed a creative outlet and since he is now a Middle School teacher - he was already doing a considerable amount of study and writing anyway.  Jerrod updated and reopened hashtag theology as a blog and began posting video studies too!

About the Author:  


Credit:  R.H. Roy
Jerrod D. Burris

Jerrod lives in Indiana (United States of America) with his wife and two children.  He studied for his undergraduate degree at Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) and his graduate degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He was in full-time pastoral ministry for fourteen (14) years. Even though he has technically left pastoral ministry - he now teaches Middle School Bible at a Christian school in Indiana - and can assure you that his desire to teach and minister remains just as strong as before.