Thanks, Bing

This isn’t something I found online. I actually made the above myself. I saw Facebook offering to translate laughter, and just had to click to see what it offered as the translation. What’s the deeper significance? Laughter is untranslatable? Laughter needs no translation? Bing is useless? All of the above? [Read more…]

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How Grown-Ups Communicate

I’m glad I saw this PHD Comic. This is a real issue. And while professors sometimes lag behind technologically, that isn’t what is going on here. Texting is simply not conducive to effective communication in the professional world. Students may think it is “old school” but when they themselves are in an old school, they need [Read More…]

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Block and Share

I’m grateful for the discussions that have been taking place in response to my post about advertisements and ad blocking. My priority is to have serious discussions and a good user experience. And so here’s my suggestion for how you can maintain that while also expressing your appreciation for my blogging: SHARE What makes the [Read More…]

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Help Paul Find His Friends

A student in my Paul class is making a Facebook profile for Paul the Apostle. And since I sent “him” a friend request, I recently saw this greeting me on Facebook: [Read more…]

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Yours Are The Tweets Through Which Love Touches This World

HT Kissing Fish on Facebook. Here is what Meredith Gould originally wrote, based on what Teresa of Avila wrote, and on which the video above is based: Christ Has No Online Presence but Yours Christ has no online presence but yours, No blog, no Facebook page but yours, Yours are the tweets through which love [Read More…]

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Status Update

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Happy Easter, Facebook Style!

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Tempted In Every Way As We Are

Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus was “tempted in every way as we are – yet without sin.” I had someone mention to me a book which suggested that this must have included same-sex attraction, since otherwise Jesus was not tempted in every way the author was. This seems to take things too far – in [Read More…]

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The Ultimate Rejection

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God and George Takei Agree

Both of these were in my Facebook feed last night, and so it seemed worth sharing them together. In case you have missed the news, Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, has been excommunicated from that church and is said to be near death.   [Read more…]

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Jesus’ Facebook Look Back Video

Hemant Mehta shared this irreverent Facebook look back video for Jesus. I think it shows the real harm that popular forms of conservative Christianity has done to the reputation of Jesus. What kinds of things are included in the “look back”? Alleged miracles, for the most part, including especially more recent ones like appearing on [Read More…]

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