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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

WLOS ABC 13 News :: Top Stories – Mountain Church Brawl. There is no church fight quite like a church fight over a polarizing pastor.






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Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US | Media | The Observer. I sent this on to Leonard Sweet. I’d bet money that the academics are boomers who struggle to communicate in the digital world. For all the talk of creating isolation, I think its may be as much the growing […]






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Fox Rejects Jesus Hates Obama Ad Okay, first it was the Doritos Eucharist, now Jesus Hates Obama. My first response was I didn’t know that Jesus was trying so hard to be on the Superbowl. My second response was that advertisers will do most anything for 30 seconds of fame. In thinking a little more, […]






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‘Skins’ Star Defends Show’s Racy Content: ‘It’s What Teens Are Doing’ – The Hollywood Reporter. First Glee, now Skins. Are these shows “sexualizing” our teens or are the symptom and result of the Boomer sexualization of society? Perhaps the question not whether we can stop this but do we understand how we got here?






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Arizona Shooting Massacre Brings Need for Healing, Lesson in Forgiveness – FoxNews.com. I’m posting this with a quick note right now to remind myself to say more later. This whole mess and the civility debate just strikes me as weird, insensitive, and manipulative. This story is one of the few stories that takes the faith […]






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Ad playing Doritos for Eucharist yanked from Super Bowl contest – Faith & Reason. Gee, who could possibly be offended by a commercial where a priest uses pepsi and doritos in communion to get more people into church, thereby raising more money to pay church bills? I believe God has a sense of humor, even […]






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toledoblade.com — The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio. My friend, Tom Schaeffer, our synod’s new mission start, Threshold made the front page of The Toledo Blade. For many folks outside the denominational tribes, Threshold may not seem that new. For a denominational endorsed new congregation, its positively radical and risky. We Lutherans tend to get caught […]






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The Acapodcast. On a non-religious note, I was sad to hear that one of my long time favorite podcasts – The Acapodcast – is ending production. As you Wired Jesus know, podcast production for oldtimers and indies like me can become hit or miss, with droughts and then a short spurt. In a world where […]






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Church Trends with Sam Chand | TonyMorganLive.com. Tony Morgan has become one of my go to resources on understanding the church today, particularly for those of us leading/developing multi-staff settings. This interview and identification of the major church trends in 2011 is spot on and we, as church leaders, ignore it as our peril. Its […]






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Thanks to Bob Cannon for letting me know about the sound problem. I borrowed my oldest son’s gaming headset since my headset mike is busted and the sound was very different than what I usually set up for. So I didn’t check closely enough on the sound levels and the background music became too loud […]






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