Initial Thoughts Re: Twitter

“Follow.”  That’s the word you click with the trackpad to connect with someone. “Follow” is a loaded word for Christians, but yeah—I am probably reading too much into it.  Not many people are following me anyway, so I don’t have to feel that presumptuous.  But then I have the problem of not knowing what in…

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On the hyperlinked Name

I just activated a Twitter account.  My entry into that social medium has been quite befuddling—not sure what I am to post or what to look for in the posts of others.  A new book project is now in the works with Cascade Books on media and theology, so I decided to indulge myself with…

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History, Media, the Bible, and the Poor

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth… ” (Proverbs 31.8-9a). Whose stories survive the wheels of time? The stories of the powerful.  The stories of the famous and infamous.  History is the reconstruction of the past based on extant media, that is, the words and…

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Screened (And the Scandalous Act of Reading Ink on a Page)

Screens.  Mounted on the walls of our living rooms, clutched within our palms, resting on our laps, suspended by cables in airports and restaurants—we are a “screened” society.  The glow, the gloss, the glimmering titillation—a screen is an optical vortex.  Our attention is ever sucked screen-ward.  Converse with someone within visual range of a screen,…

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