Facebook & Twitter: My Life Course Corrections (2 of 2)

John ArmstrongACT 3, Current Affairs, Friendship, Leadership, Love, Marriage & Family, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Renewal, The Christian Minister/Ministry, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church, Web/Tech, Weblogs13 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about my personal journey in using the social media. In particular I wrote about Facebook and Twitter. I am not an expert on these media resources by any stretch. I do know how they have impacted my personal life. As a result of reflecting upon these social media resources I shared in that previous blog post how … Read More

Facebook & Twitter: My Life Course Corrections (1 of 2)

John ArmstrongACT 3, Culture, Current Affairs, Friendship, Personal, Social Networking, Web/Tech46 Comments

Like so many of you who are reading this blog post I have been on-again and off-again with Facebook and the social media. Recently I embraced them and began to devote more time to interact with friends and acquaintances via this means. As of today I am taking a “leave of absence” to rest from this medium. I want to … Read More

The World Is Flat – What It Means for Mission

John ArmstrongCulture, Current Affairs, Emergent Church, Evangelism, Leadership, Missional Church, Social Networking, Web/Tech, Weblogs

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, language and cultural barriers have become increasingly blurred by the day. Never before have we had the resources, technology and … Read More

Is Rick Warren a Liar?

John ArmstrongLove, Web/Tech

A few days ago someone posted on my Facebook page information warning people of my evil for sharing in the sins of Roman Catholics. There was only one thing I could do, besides pray for them. I de-friended them immediately! If there was ever a social-network term that was misused it is the word “friend" given how some use Facebook … Read More

A Merry Digital Christmas

John ArmstrongChrist/Christology, Web/Tech

This is pretty clever. I sometimes have to smile at the creativity of people who make You Tube clips like this one. Enjoy and do, everyone who visits this blog now and then, have a Merry Christmas this day.

Cyber Church on Facebook

John ArmstrongThe Church, Web/Tech

I guess I was not surprised by this but a recent article in the Reformed Church in America bulletin insert called “Today” told about a church in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, that has begun a mid-week service for worship on Facebook. Yes, I am serious. You can check it out at www.facebook.com and then search for First Reformed Cyber Church … Read More

The Social Network

John ArmstrongFilm, Web/Tech

The critics insist, rightly so I think, that one of the true blockbuster films of 2010 is “The Social Network.” The film, directed by David Fincher, opened in October in the U.S. to strong reviews and fairly large box-office success. It traces the beginning and development of Facebook into the cultural phenomenon that it is today. Facebook began at Harvard … Read More

Cell Phones and the Brave New World of Hyper-Information

John ArmstrongWeb/Tech

Make no mistake about this, the world is moving from an Industrial Age to an Information Age. The ramifications of this are still to be seen over the course of the decades ahead of us. Many think this is the worst thing that has ever happened. Education will be unduly ruined they tell us. (It will surely be changed and … Read More

Every Idle Word

John ArmstrongAmerican Evangelicalism, Current Affairs, Ethics, Personal, Web/Tech

I confess that the words of our Lord in Matthew 12:36-37 have long sent chills down my spine. Most of you have read them: “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you” (NLT). I think it is imperative … Read More