Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

The Modern Matrix

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Jason Wermuth

This past Wednesday, Apple released and previewed another host of new and amazing products: a new flatter MacBook Air (thinner than an axe blade), a new OS, a new iLife and more… Soon Microsoft will release the Windows Phone 7, and Google will probably release 1000 more Android based phones that can be used as remote controls for their new Google TV. All this new stuff got me to thinking about what it all has to do with the church. In the past 20 years we have seen the church transformed by technology and media. From the introduction of electric guitars and rock themed worship music to the addition of PowerPoint slides to just about every sermon on earth these days (except perhaps the Pope), things change with technology.

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The Fortune Cookie Gospel

Friday, August 27th, 2010 by Jason Wermuth

When I first gave my life to Christ at the age of 15, I used to think that all of the clever clothing, bumper stickers and other Christian culture icons were ingenious. I used to love that bumper sticker that read 3 nails + 1 cross = 4 given. Or how about the What Would Jesus Do craze? As with every kid from my era, I had the bracelet, t-shirt and swimming goggles (just so I wouldn’t lust at the beach). After a few years of catchy Christianese phrases and empty slogans, however, I realized just how annoying all of these things were to “the world” and other mature Christians for that matter. As the Apostle Paul once wrote “When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things” (1 Cor 13:11). Sadly, with the advent of Twitter, Facebook and other social networking mediums, I am noticing a new trend – The Fortune Cookie Gospel. Those stupid Christian sayings that once only graced the bumper of cars or arm bands now come from the fingers of many prominent pastors via their Twitter sermons or Facebook status updates. This is not a devastating trend, but it is definitely annoying.

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Facebook or “FaceTime”?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 by James Flynn

Do you have the same problem as I do?  I am convinced that I have perfected the art of getting caught up in the little things that don’t make a lot of difference while neglecting things that are most important.  I have to watch myself.  To this day, I am not very active on Facebook because I think it would consume me and other things that are more important would suffer. Maybe you are a lot like me and have been asking yourself some important questions about how you can best use your time—it is so easy to get caught up in what is good and miss what is best..

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