Facebook & Ferguson Bo is back and publishing some of his conversations recorded over the past months. Tripp and Bo intro the episode then Micky Jones (starting at 7:50) and Bo chat for a half-hour. The second half is the Theology Nerds fielding phone calls about different types of … Read more about TNT: Conversations Collected part 1
Bo and Tripp work through some social media problems - then turn to theology before handling some eschatology. Go ahead and leave your thoughts on the SpeakPipe (the microphone on the right hand side of the homepage) for a future TNT. … Read more about TNT: Facebook, Theology and the End of the World
Things have really changed in 30 years. It is nearly impossible to overstate how monumental the shift has been! You can see it in areas from: Technology Spirituality Denominational loyalty Media and so many other categories. We could talk about evangelism, Facebook, homework, dating, … Read more about Things have really changed in 30 years (Day 18)
Rob Bell, among others, has come out as open to Same Sex Marriage (SSM) - but not everyone is on-board with it. David Fitch (with a Canadian connection) posted this: Who is Rob Bell speaking for/to in affirming gay marriage? His (former) church? Christians at large? The press? Culture … Read more about Rob Bell is Gay Affirming but not everyone is happy about it
"Is the internet for women and gays?" may seem like at odd question at first - but there is a story behind it. I am coming at the question as a researcher. I am doing research design at UCLA right now in preparation for my dissertation next year. One of the research questions is in relation to … Read more about Is the Internet for Women and Gays?
So it has begun. Hurricane Sandy is only one day in to its battering of the East and the religious have weighed in. I will warn you - it's not good. The first thing that caught my attention was a fake picture of 'the storm' over NYC I was introduced to this photo by a worker at our … Read more about Fake Picture, Real Prayer and God’s Wrath
I like LeBron James. I am a native born Ohio son and I have been hearing about him since he was in High School. My cousin even played against him in a tournament (LeBron won). I get that folks were upset with the way he left Cleveland (a horrible ESPN live debacle that was supposed to be a … Read more about Did Lebron James ‘deserve’ to win the NBA Championship?
There were two stories in the news last week that fascinated me as I watched them unravel. The first was the meteoric rise of the viral 30 minute video Kony 2012 that took over Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The second story was an NPR radio episode of This American Life about working conditions in … Read more about Kony 2012 and Apple’s Mr. Daisy
In this interview, Bo talks with Brandon Vogt about "Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet". Brandon is a Catholic writer and speaker who blogs at The Thin Veil (www.thinveil.net). He writes on spirituality, technology, social-justice, and features regular book reviews and … Read more about The Church and New Media w/ Brandon Vogt
The John Piper controversy from last week was too much for me to deal with. I don't even have the energy to attempt to respond to that level of simplistic, inane thinking. Two things: #1 If you want to read an amazing response to Piper (via Rachel Held Evans) then check out HBC Deacon Austin … Read more about Women you’ll Want to Read
Hey Julie Clawson ! I could use some help thinking through a couple of things. For those of you who don’t know her, Julie Clawson is the author of Everyday Justice, a pastor, blogger, Emergent leader and former podcast guest. She is one of the conversation partners at the upcoming Emergent … Read more about Femininity, Image, and Identity: the role of youth pastors and movies