Category Archives: Social Networking

A Sabbath From Social Media and the Cell Phone

Blade Barringer develops and maintains our ACT3 website as well as my blog site. He is a consummate professional. I recommend his services to any of you who need help in these areas of your ministry. His work is incredibly … Continue reading

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The Sunday Assembly – A Non-Theist Response to Religion

For well more than a century freethinkers, and religious skeptics, have gathered, talked and participated in various forms of social interaction without any expression of formal religion. In 1882 the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago was founded to provide a … Continue reading

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TIME’s Man of the Year and “Selfies”

The famous Oxford University Press Dictionary of the English Language continues to add new words to each edition. One of the lovely things about the English language is that it grows through global usage. A new word that many Millennials … Continue reading

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Can You Interpret the Signs of the Times?

Except for political debate, popular culture may elicit as many responses, both pro and con, as any current subject discussed by Christians. There is a range of views in our ranks about culture. This range goes from one end of … Continue reading

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Are We Reading Less Because of the Rise of the Digital Generation?

Will reading decline because of the digital revolution? Instinctively many (most?) of my generation thinks the correct answer is a resolute yes. But, as college football analyst Lee Corso often says, “Not so fast my friend!” We are dumbing down, … Continue reading

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The World Is Flat – What It Means for Mission

Thomas Friedman, in his best-selling book The World is Flat, provides an incredibly compelling overview of how advances in modern technology, communication and marketing have flattened our world. He explains that the world is rapidly shrinking and shows how geographical, … Continue reading

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Don't Let the Suburbs Kill My Soul

My friend Jeff Gokee, executive director at partner ministry PhoenixONE, shared this You Tube song with me yesterday. It is written and performed by Christian musician Ben Rector. I had never even heard of the guy until I listened to … Continue reading

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An ACT3 Network Partnership in Phoenix

Last week I shared again in a wonderful time of ministry in Phoenix. It was my third visit to the Valley of the Sun over the last 16 months. My primary purpose has been to be with my dear friend, … Continue reading

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The Social Media: What Changed and How?

Over the last decade the emerging social media–most of which did not even exist before the year 2000–abruptly altered our use of the Internet, itself a medium of only a little more than a decade-plus. Interactive platforms, called 2.0 web … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Future

A new book by filmmaker and journalist Rory O’Connor–Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2012)–has helped me to better understand the impact of … Continue reading

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