Messaging Migration – Part I

Back in the ancient days of dial-up internet 1 I went out and picked up my first modem, a 14400 baud “winmodem.” I didn’t have the cash to “splurge” on the then-dominant 28800 speed. Inside the modem box were several trials for internet services so, of course, I took a trial run on AOL Online…

Language Lessons

“If the Bible has been translated, why do you need to learn Greek and Hebrew?” That’s a question I got posed quite a bit when I was preparing for seminary. After seminary I was posed a different question by some of my fellow pastors, “I’m a pastor, not a language scholar, why do I need…

Rule of communication

I want to take a brief pause in my “styles” series to share some thought on how/when I choose to communicate. I'd love to hear your own thoughts in the comments! I'm calling this a “rule,” in that it helps to order my electronic communication life. Phone Calls I am well-known for my general aversion…

A thought on iBooks

I am writing my first book using iBooks author. It's nothing major, just about 50 pages on a presentation concept I call “Idea Painting.” As I continue to research the concept, and do more reading on communication theory, I be adding to the book over time, and issue updates through the iBooks store. Yes, there…

Individualism

Human beings are distinct persons, created in the image of God.  The idea of an “autonomous individual,” however, is a little lie we tell ourselves in order to make the modern world work — there is no such thing.  We human-beings are social creatures, and every action we take is done under the auspices of…

From the Garden to the City – Week 3, Reflection

Note: Two weeks ago I had a massive project to finish for my denomination’s annual meeting – because of this, I’ve lost time to read, much less write. I’m slowly getting back to a decent equilibrium, but it’s taking time. I must demand that people stagger their “start-up” events so that September ceases to be…