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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Once again tragedy strikes, the question is asked “Why?”, and people start saying stupid things to find some cause or person to blame. It tends to follow the same pattern as it has for eons: something hugely bad has happened, so God must known; God must have allowed or inflicted it for some reason; the […]






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What Is Podcasting? Ninjas Know

Tomorrow I will be posting a new podcast – God, Tragedy, and Stupid Christians – but I still get questions about what is podcasting, especially when I do consults with churches who wonder how it can help them in ministry and communication. Well, here’s your answer. Podcasting is like apple pie for whales. Now its […]






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Laughing With By Regina Spektor

I have found it fascinating how much some people in congregations struggle with “new” music in worship, completely forgeting that the “old classics” were once new and equally criticized by their ancestors. It is simply human nature that we forget our past often in favor of our own preferences. Its too bad because it means […]






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I came across this ancient hymn in my readings this morning and just goes to show that when our tendency is to make the church more like a funeral of facts, the ancients remind us that life with Jesus is party for all our senses. It reminds me of the great scene in The Last […]






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Finally, podcast #50 is posted to start a new year, making five years of podcasting. Hard to believe. In this episode I reflect on the impact of social networking on how we form relationships and the generational gulf between the Boomer emphasis on information/communication and the hunger for authentic relationships by emerging generations. I have […]






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I found this link while researching the backstory of O Little Town of Bethlehem for my weekend sermon on the origin of American Christmas carols. Its from a blog called CrunchyCon that is being shut down on Monday because the author has taken a new job that doesn’t permit partisan publications. However, his commentary on […]






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Today as I watched football, I completed all the updates and repairs on the blog and the RSS is now working again. If you go to your subscribed podcasts, all the posted podcasts appear. If you go to the Itunes listing for Wired Jesus, the most recent post, a rerun to test the system, now […]






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