For someone that has touted all the good about social media, I have come to this startling conclusion: I’m tired of Facebook. Actually, I’m not totally tired of Facebook. It’s allowed me to connect with friends that I haven’t had contact with in years. No, what I’m tired of is the moralizing that goes on. An example of this are those sharing of Twitter accounts where the writer chastises those who are screaming at the children making their way to the US Border. “Jesus is ashamed of you,” it reads. There are other moralizing posts shaming those who oppose same … Continue reading Why I’m Tired of Facebook
My thoughts these days are drifting towards relationships, or the lack thereof in churches. I’ve been thinking about this in light of a recent blog post on CivilPolitics.org on the dearth of cross-party friendships. The post linked to a longer article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the issue. The author, Neil Gross notes that such friendships have benefits for the whole of society: President Obama last month took a group of Republican senators to dinner at the Jefferson Hotel, in Washington, to discuss the sequestration crisis and a wide range of other policy matters. The next day he … Continue reading On Holy Friendships
It turns out that I had one of the most popular posts on Christian Century’s Network Blogs in 2011! I just happened to stumble on it. The post was about the church as a social network and why it needs to be more than that. You can read the post by going here. Continue reading Wow, People Do Read my Blog!