Tony Jones the internet and reality TV

reality tv internet cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I get challenged enough online to know what it's like. It's not easy. So, I'll admit that when someone else gets challenged online it's kind of like watching an accident. I just can't help it. I want everyone to be okay. Honestly. But I just can't seem to avert my eyes.So yesterday when Tony Jones posted "Why Are You Still a Christian?" and proceeded to give his reasons, I couldn't help but watch. I'm not an accident scene expert, but I can propose theories as to why it happened.Wrong … [Read more...]

Blogging, Social Media and Fight the Good Fight

fight of ideas cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I think it is possible for people with profound disagreements to get along. We can be congenial while we argue. We can even be friends while we fight. Like after a good mixed martial arts match, we can hug and pat each other on the butt and say "Good fight!".I'm observing something that is happening online, especially in blogs and social media like Twitter and Facebook. It seems that there are two majority¬†opinions about disagreeing with others that ends up dismissive in their … [Read more...]

a critique of David Fitch’s critique of Rob Bell

I find David E. Fitch's post about Rob Bell interesting. You can also read Tony Jones' response to it. Even though one might initially suppose Fitch questions Bell's affirmation of gay marriage, what he really takes issue with is Bell's lack of accountability: More and more I'm seeing Christian leaders who have no congregation/people they're accountable to (who yet carry media/publishing driven leadership) create division with pronouncements. Fitch says that more and more he's seeing, … [Read more...]


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