New Pages at Exploring Our Matrix

Some of you may have experienced slow load times or error messages on this blog in the past. The cause was apparently my sidebar widget which shared interesting posts elsewhere. If the RSS feed that it was trying to pull failed to respond, the widget would wait for it and the blog page would fail [Read More...]

Building a Church in Minecraft

A young and creative individual in my church, David Peacock, created this in Minecraft: It is a rendition of the building where my church meets, Crooked Creek Baptist Church. Here is a photo, for comparison: I am very impressed with the likeness, and the creativity in doing something like this. It got me thinking about [Read More...]

The Old is New Again

By John Atkinson   [Read more...]

Are Church and Society Collapsing Together?

On Facebook, I had my attention drawn to an interesting article by Margaret Wente about the decline of the liberal church, focusing on the United Church of Canada. It is an interesting article, but it deserves to be read carefully, since it acknowledges that pretty much the only churches not in decline are connected with [Read More...]

Rick Warren Needs ContextBot

XKCD has what Rick Warren and many others need…   [Read more...]

Follow Me on Twitter!

If you are on Twitter, please do follow me there! It’s a convenient way of keeping up with the latest blog posts here, and also sharing with me things that you find interesting that might provide inspiration for me to blog about! I also share links to other blog posts and things I find interesting [Read More...]

The Brick Nativity

It’s sort of like the Brick Testament meets A Social Network Christmas – and with a hint of sci-fi at the very end (look closely at what the baby Jesus is in!) From The Nativity Factor HT John Byron [Read more...]

A Very Social Christmas

I didn’t like this one as much as last year’s equivalent, but it has a few nice moments, and it is still worth sharing, if only as an illustration of the way some try to update ancient stories into a modern medium. HT Chris Brady [Read more...]

This Post May Cause Some Readers to Stumble

It is only recently that I have discovered how useful and interesting some of the popular sites for sharing web links can be. StumbleUpon is one which has had a button representing it on my blog posts for some time. But I didn’t pay that much attention, until I noticed that an initial foray into [Read More...]

Academia.edu Founder to Speak at SBL

Chris Brady announced the news on his blog Targuman that Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, will speak at the Blogging and Online Publication session at SBL in November. His presentation’s title will be “Academia.edu: The Past, Present, and Future of Scholarly Social Networking.” Click through for more information. Have you used Academia.edu? [Read More...]


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