It wasn’t Professor Plum in the Library with the Candlestick. So what killed Twitter? Source: Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It) — Bad Words — Medium A very insightful peaces on the loss of civility, that social media has produces a more abusive and less free society. The broader implications are […]
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How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings. The whole issue of guns, violence, and schools is, if you pardon the word, explosive. In society and among faith leaders, how we should respond to such evil is a quick route to arguments and social positions. Another Lutheran pastor I know posted this article and […]
20 Children Among 28 Dead In Newtown Elementary School Massacre « CBS New York. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Matthew 2:17-18) Echoes of the days […]
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Finally, back in the groove and starting the year with a new podcast. It follows up on a post from last year about the Crystal Cathedral going bankrupt and being sold after being one of the Boomer flagships of the megachurch movement. Now its dead and people are fighting over the corpse. Its sad in […]
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists – Trailer – YouTube. This is a fascinating trailer to a movie I’m going to have to check out. I’ve been watching the whole Occupy movement evolve in all its variety and settings – peaceful and violent; articulate and sarcastic; authentic and anarchic. The outcome politically? I’m […]
Youcef Nadarkhani, Iranian Pastor Faces Execution For Refusing To Recant His Christian Faith. The pastor was found guilty of apostasy last year, and the conviction has been upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court. If carried out, the execution would mark the first time since 1990 that an Iranian pastor was killed for his Christian faith. […]
Yeah, its a repost from March 2011. While its a little rambling, I try and paint the picture is that there is a global revolution going on in younger generations that involves freedom and creativity that is being powered by social networking and being fought by Boomers who want to stay in control.
Religious belief is human nature, huge new study claims – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs. This is interesting. Doesn’t say anything about the existence of God, only our desire to find and connect with God, Something higher and beyond ourselves. And who said science and God are opposed?
Powerful video. Pastor people, this is a keeper for a sermon. After watching this, can you really buy the line that all God is really interested in is our souls and Jesus’ mission for the church is just to get people into heaven?