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Archive for May, 2009

I don’t feel

For the past few weeks, Hayley and I’ve been visiting a small church plant. It meets in an elementary school. Intentionally. Something struck me while we were there yesterday. The church is full of broken, hurting people. And it’s obvious. The pastor talks about it. A lot. But these are people who have received the grace of Jesus and are in the process of being healed (or restored, as they Continue reading...

Hayley’s perspective

Hayley left a comment at the end of the “Twitter Fight” post that I’m afraid will be missed now that the conversation has wrapped up. Her insight, per usual, is spot-on. I have two strikes against my credibility as I’m not on Twitter and I’m Todd’s wife, but I have one comment I’d like to make regarding this fight (or, “extended conversation wherein both participants talked past each other over Continue reading...

“Our witness is our service”

It’s been a while since I’ve linked to Shaun Groves’ blog, but you need to check this post out. It’s a little heavy on the sarcasm. But I don’t think that cancels out its truth. So seriously. Go read it. Then let me know what you think.

What I do

So, did you hear that I got into a Twitter fight yesterday? I didn’t really know such a thing was possible until this weekend. I felt like Andy Bernard – “I’m not sure – but I’m pretty sure I’m in a Twitter fight.” The whole situation got a little blown out of proportion. And I certainly helped fuel the fire. At the core of the “duel,” as Paul Smith stated, Continue reading...

My first Twitter fight

This weekend I had the opportunity to engage in my first Twitter fight. It wasn’t on a noble topic like global warming or social justice, but instead on whether or not teaching a class on Twitter deserved a punch in the balls. Obviously, as one who teaches classes on Twitter (and social media in general) I took offense to the statement that teaching a class on Twitter deserved a punch Continue reading...

Sincerity > Orthodoxy?

My friend Josh shared a thought last night that I’ve been wrestling with this morning. He said someone had shared with him that they thought sincerity was the new orthodoxy. Sincerity as orthodoxy. Wow, talk about a postmodern statement. But is there any substance to it? Obviously, if one hones in on the word “orthodoxy” it’s pretty easy to dismiss the statement. Simply being sincere doesn’t replace one’s error. However, Continue reading...