Social Media & Theological Discourse [5]: The Necessity of Wonder

This post is part of series we are calling “Ethics for Social Media & Theological Discourse.”  Here are the preceding posts: Intro; [1] the dangers of the screen-to-screen mode of communication; [2] Wisdom from the 17th Century; [3] John Dyer article at CT; [4] The Wisdom Literature on Speech; [5] A Confessional Aside. This series…

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(Social Media & Theological Discourse: A Confessional Aside)

I “refresh” the email Inbox (is there some new news to be unlocked from the ever-updating oracle of the Internet?).  I check on the dashboard of my blog (do I dare allow my eyes to move to the WordPress chart that tells me the number of visits per day?).  I go to Amazon to see…

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Social Media & Theological Discourse [4]: The Wisdom Lit. on Speech

This post is part of series we are calling “Ethics for Social Media & Theological Discourse.”  Here are the preceding posts: Intro; [1] the dangers of the screen-to-screen mode of communication; [2] Wisdom from the 17th Century; [3] John Dyer article at CT. “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give an…

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Ethics for Online Theological Discourse [1]: Screen to Screen vis-a-vis Face to Face (notice the wordplay?)

This post is part of series we are calling “Ethics for Online Theological Discourse.”  Here is the preceding post: Intro.   Since the release of Rob Bell’s video promoting Love Wins, cyberspace has been flooded afresh with a great deal of uncivil discourse.  Since so much theological dialogue is now taking place online, Christians need…

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