A New Chapter in the Emergent Conversation


As of this week, the Emergent Village network, which has been a life-giving part of my spiritual life and journey for 10+ years, has a new website!

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The Best Video on the Internet


This video comes from the Personal Democracy Forum conference earlier this week in New York. The speaker is Jim Gilliam, founder of 3dna and an Internet pioneer/veteran. The subject is “The Internet Is My Religion,” and in this short, 12-minute TED-style talk, Jim shares his personal story and how he’s come to view the Internet as his religion.

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The Rise of Teleseminars


I’m fascinated by the rise of the “teleseminar” in recent months — especially because of the quality of the content and the low cost to participate (often free!).

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I Predict 2010: Apple Will Win


Remember Apple vs. Microsoft? Yeah, me neither. I mean, personal computer wars are so 2002. The real competition has moved on—to Apple vs. Google (iPhone vs. Nexus One, iAds vs. Adwords, etc.), Apple vs. Adobe (HTML5 vs. Flash), Apple vs. Nintendo (gaming devices), etc. With the launch of the iPad, there’s now Apple vs. Sony/HP/Amazon […]

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Foursquare Time Machine


So let’s see if I can pull all these disparate threads together … I took my Strengthsfinder survey this week, and discovered that my #1 strength is Ideation. What does this mean? It proves what I’ve always said … about myself … I’m an incorrigible idea person. So here’s one idea that I just couldn’t […]

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After Theology After Google


I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Theology After Google conference last week at Claremont School of Theology. As one of the presenters, I was challenged to follow the TED Commandments and present something original and entertaining and funny and succinct (I had 10-12 minutes). With at least one TED fellow in the audience, […]

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Theology After Google (And Me)


I’m positively geeking out at this point about the Theology After Google conference, March 10-12, in Claremont, California, because one of my all-time heroes of the Web and journalism—Jeff Jarvis (—is now planning to participate in the conference via Skype. Jarvis is a former TV critic for TV Guide and People magazine, and he’s the […]

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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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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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