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I like the way @timtennent is analyzing

I like the way @timtennent is analyzing the Rob Bell book debate.Part 2 here: RTs welcome.

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I’ve traded in my prius (i.e. my for a LEXUS!!!


The secret to the future of my blog. . .

is to turn it off for the next 60 days. I won’t stop writing– just posting. One thing I continue to learn about blogging is it’s not about blogging but about writing. I need to work on my writing. I need to develop a warehouse (better a winery) stocked with good material. I’m also developing a couple of team writing projects launching in late August-early-September. (one around the “creative people read one poem a day” idea and another called “If I ran your blog. . .”) Please don’t drop me– just wait. I’ll be back.  In the meantime I’ll be keeping up the micro-blogging via Twitter.  Let the countdown begin:

Click Here for the Official Countdown to the Re-Launch of


The Many Faces of Worship: iPad hits Roman Catholic Altars soon

ROME — An Italian priest has developed an application that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal.

The Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said Friday the free application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin.

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HT to Omar Al Rikabi

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If I ran a seminary I’d make everyone read this post and the 272 comments that follow. . .

The post is called “Raising a Church-less Child.”  I’d ask them. . . . What’s right about this conversation? (note I’m not saying what’s wrong with the author or their perspective) What’s wrong about it? How might this conversation be re-framed or re-set? What kind of story/parable or analogy/metaphor  might Jesus offer in the midst of this conversation that could reorient it.

Then I’d ask them to write a paper on it, only the paper would consist of your interlineated responses to each one of the 272 comments and you would be graded on your ability to reframe the conversation

There’s nothing really new here, but there needs to be something new added to it. ??

My quick take– the Christians are getting slaughtered here and for all the wrong reasons.

ps. i’d especially like to see how one of my favorite faculty friends would respond.


The secret to going viral. . . . .

This one’s making the rounds, but if you haven’t seen it– it’s worth your 5 minutes. It’s stuff like that this that makes the internet truly worth it.

Question: Who’s the real linchpin in this group?