Body and Embodied Practices In the context of a hyper-real social atmosphere (from part 7), it is imaginable that individuals would become dislocated from their rootedness connected to any place, have difficulty indentifying themselves within a framework of physicality and feel distant … Read more about Body and Embodied Practices (final imagining ourselves)
Imitation, Simulation, and Repetition Madan Surap’s Identity, Culture and the Postmodern World is the most expansive and impressive examination that I have encountered around the issues of societal conception and cultural identities. His basic assertion, which is expanded as the work progresses, … Read more about Imitation, Simulation, and Repetition – How We Imagine Ourselves part 6
Yesterday we looked at conceptions of a 'people' and a 'nation' through historic transitions in the past 2 centuries. More recent authors extend that concern beyond just text to the escalated pervasiveness of electronic media. Appiah frames it this way: The worldwide web of information – radio, … Read more about How We Imagine Ourselves part 5: technology
We have all sorts of stuff to discuss this week, and with Amy sidelined due to carousing, Christian and I tackled it all alone. Okay, not entirely alone. We bring back Mike Collins, the hacker extraordinaire who explained Bitcoin a few months ago, to discuss Edward Snowden, the intelligence … Read more about The NSA, the End of DOMA, Filibusters, and Don Draper
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)
"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?
I’m preparing to facilitate a conversation with some colleagues in the new year about ministry and honoring tradition. I want to begin - and thus frame - the conversation with the changing culture that we are products of, interact with and attempt to minister to. It is a different way to approach … Read more about 5 Biggest Changes for Pastors in the Last 50 Years
Philip Clayton and I put on the 'Theology After Google' conference and taught a class so-named too. Here is an article from the Princeton Theological Review that explores the theme. The issue itself is outstanding, exploring the Church in our technological age, and guess what.....it is FREE TO … Read more about Theology & the Church After Google