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 Digital Technology Warping Your Brain?

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Is digital technology warping your brain? Maybe so. Or at least it is changing your brain. In a recent article in the New York Times, “Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps,” Nick Bilton confesses that his brain is being shaped by his frequent use of electronic media for reading. Here’s how his confession begins: [Read More...]

Thoughts on “Digital Ministry” from Faith & Leadership


Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership website regularly features fascinating, thought-provoking articles and interviews related to some aspect of leadership. Recently, Faith & Leadership published an interview with the Rev. Keith Anderson, a Lutheran pastor and co-author of Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (with Elizabeth Drescher). I found Anderson’s comments on “digital ministry” [Read More...]

In a Digital Age, Is There a Place for Pen and Paper?

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Like most people I know, my interaction with words happens mostly through keyboards, both real (computer) and virtual (iPad, iPhone). Sometimes, I transfer words from my mind to a digital device by way of a stylus, working on an iPad. I would guess that less than 1% of the words I record these days come [Read More...]