What is Your Church’s Front Porch? Could It Be Digital?

My computer enjoys the porch of a coffee bar in Hanalei, Hawaii.

Anthony B. Robinson has written an excellent piece for Faith & Leadership: “Building a Front Porch.” He seeks to answer these mission critical questions: How can church leaders create an intermediate space where people can begin to learn that church isn’t an entertainment experience? How can churches build the front porch, creating a space where [Read More...]

Living in the Brave New World of Social Media: Posting a Death on Facebook

The pervasiveness of social media forces us to ask new questions about how we live together in healthy, just ways. Sometimes the social media questions have to do with global questions of free speech and oppression. Sometimes, however, they have to do with how we live rightly as friends, families, colleagues, and neighbors. A recent [Read More...]

The Interweaving of Digital Life with Embodied Life – Social Media vs. Privacy

Somebody who looks an awfully lot like me was caught walking on a trail through Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Somehow, this photo magically appeared on Facebook.

Yesterday, I considered the interweaving of digital life and embodied life in response to an article that explained how political spats on Facebook impact relationships, including the face-to-face kind. Today, I want to look at another curious case of such interweaving of the digital and the embodied. In “Seeking Privacy in a Networked Age,” New [Read More...]

Is Facebook on the Way to Becoming the Next MySpace?

My dog enjoyed the TIME article

Remember MySpace? It was all the rage just a few years ago. In 2006 it became the most visited website in the U.S.  You just had to have a MySpace, especially if you were under 25. But then something happened. Facebook happened. It skyrocketed to the top of the social media ladder, while MySpace plummeted, [Read More...]


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