Theology After Google (And Apple?)


Last week, I had the privilege of speaking, via Skype, with the “Theology After Google” class at Claremont School of Theology. Tripp Fuller, who is co-leading the class with Phillip Clayton, recorded my abbreviated talk on “The Theology of Twitter,” and I’m grateful to him for posting it online: I’m extremely excited to be speaking […]

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Haiti + Fireside International + Halogen TV


On Wednesday, I had the privilege of speaking with Luke Renner, the founder and president of Fireside International, a non-profit media company based in Haiti. He’s been in Port-au-Prince since the day after the massive earthquake there, reporting on the situation and sending back photos and videos telling the stories of what’s going on. Luke […]

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Community Is Crucial


I have a guest post up today at It’s called “Community Is Crucial, Especially Around the Holidays,” and, as you can imagine, I wrote it last month, reflecting on the suicide of my online friend Gideon Addington. I talk a little about the “weakness” of social networking in creating the kind of community that […]

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Future Tech


I (heart) futurists. I actually fancy myself to be sort of an armchair futurist (*wink*). I especially love learning about new technology and looking ahead to the potential implications and ramifications of these advances. Here are a couple of videos that I watched recently that scratched my futurist itch … Pranav Mistry shares at the […]

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What’s Next for Me


I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about who I am and what I want to do with my life. This process of personal reflection began in March when an issue arose with my former employer that caused me to stop and reevaluate some things — and opened up some space to do […]

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First Day of My Unemployment


This is the first day of my unemployment. So why do I have “Last Day of Our Acquaintance” running through my head? Maybe because it’s hard to believe that I’m no longer gainfully employed. I’ve had a full-time job non-stop for the past dozen years or so. I guess I just don’t feel unemployed yet. […]

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Theology and Social Media


I had the opportunity to speak on theology and social media recently at the Christian Education 2.0 conference at Pfeiffer Unversity, which gave me a chance to think about three distinct challenges facing churches as they engage social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, blogs, etc.). I posted the presentation “The Theology of Twitter” on […]

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Networking as a Spiritual Practice


Today when I see the word “networking,” it’s usually preceded by one of two words: “computer” or “social.” The “computer” kind being the stuff that makes most websites/software actually work, and the “social” kind being things like Facebook and MySpace. Back in the day, there was plenty being written on “networking” as an important practice […]

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For Technorati’s Eyes Only



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Facebook’s Two Steps Back


UPDATE 1/18/2009: As of 1:17 a.m. this morning, Facebook has reverted to its previous Terms of Service! Updates and links here: I wasn’t planning to take on Facebook today, but that’s sort of what happened. I had the day off because of Presidents Day, so I headed to a Starbucks to co-work with a […]

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