11/03/2009

Jim Naughton: ace reporter and gentleperson.

There it is, in black and white, or in pixels or 0's and 1's. But in print, on the screen or in binary code the information is just stark and plain.

"Jim Naughton, the diocese’s canon for communications and advancement is resigning on December 11 to form Canticle Communications, a strategic communications consulting firm focused on churches and faith-based advocacy groups, Bishop John Bryson Chane announced last month.

Naughton, the founding editor of the Web site Episcopal Café will continue to work for the diocese as a consultant."

Episcopal Cafe is an amazing production of a whole community of participants but the idea for Episcopal Cafe grew from the mind of Gentleperson Jim Naughton, who wanted to see the blogsphere used to its very best advantage for the faith community of The Episcopal Church. It will continue, hopefully with Jim's continued consultation.

Meanwhile Jim is off to a new land, the land of "strategic communications consulting," whatever that is. If he gives up writing there will be hell to pay. So, Jim, DON'T.

And, by the by, God bless you, Jim, in all you do.

5 comments:

  1. I'm sad to see Jim leave the Episcopal Café, which is a major source of church news for me. However, I pray God's blessing upon him and wish him well in his new venture.

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  2. Thank you very much for your kind words, Mark. And thank you even more for using a photograph that takes ten years off of my age.

    Don't worry, Mimi, I am not leaving the Cafe, just my official position with the diocese--although I will still be consulting for them.

    So you can't miss me, because I won't go away.

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  3. Yes, best wishes to Jim the Spin.

    And, I trust I can count on your support for OCICBW...'s new campaign, Mark (if it doesn't contradict your own aspirations, of course).

    MAKE GRANDMERE MIMI THE NEW BOSS OF EPISCOPAL CAFE!

    You see, there's just not enough anarchy in the world.

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  4. Aha! I knew my suggestion would scare him back to his old job. It was all a cunning plan!

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  5. You have come to know Jim as agreat writer and advocate. I have been blessed to have Jim as a brother. From the eyes of a sister I see him live his vocation passionately as a father, husband, son, and brother. He is a faith-filled man with a gentle voice, but a giant message. All the best to you Jim.
    Your sister, Nancy

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