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Introducing Patheos

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues at Foundations for Laity Renewal forwarded to me a news release about Patheos and its effort to increase meaningful dialogue among different religious traditions. Keith Mirrer, our Director of Communications, keeps abreast of religious news stories and forwards to me those that are relevant to my work. […]

The Office, the Wedding, and the Power of the Internet

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Warning: The Office spoilers ahead.
If you have doubted the power of the Internet to impact culture, consider last week’s big event on The Office.  After seasons of waiting, Pam and Jim finally got married. The “Niagara” episode offered its usual dosage of off-the-wall humor, plus some tender moments.
But one of the most clever and, for […]

Christian Web Conference: A Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Last week I participated in the Christian Web Conference at Biola University in La Mirada, California. I represented The High Calling of Our Daily Work, a sister ministry of Laity Lodge, which helped to sponsor the conference. The CWC is the newest update of GodBlogCon, a conference originally focused on blogging. Now the conference looks […]

Addicted to Facebook? Part 2

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Yesterday I put up some excerpts from a study published by Gordon College. It found that a significant number of Christian college students report “several negative consequences” from their electronic activities. 12.7% of students report that they cannot stop using Facebook and similar technologies, even if they wanted to. This sounds rather like addiction, does […]

Addicted to Facebook?

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Here are some excerpts from a new release that we just published by Gordon College, an evangelical Christian college in Massachusetts:
When they’re not sending text messages or tweets, today’s Christian college students are spending time on Facebook. A lot of it. One in every three says he’s spending 1-2 hours a day on the site; […]