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Is Pulpit Plagiarism on the Rise? Some Blame the Internet
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others’ materi ...

May Our Tweets Rise Up Like Incense
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Donna Schaper From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age. Pilgrim Press. YOU DON’T HAVE to b ...

Hack the Church
Originally Posted: 05/15/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Early Christianity spearheaded technological innovations with global ramifications, most notably in the invention of the codex. Today’s faithful hackers, armed with code, workshops, and participatory-minded th ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter St. Peter's B List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints by Ave Maria Press / Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbo ...

11 Reasons Why People Love And Use Social Media
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Press

March 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Ken Mueller ...

A Resurgence of the Real?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The e-book, the next big thing that was supposed to kill off the local bookstore, may have peaked. ...

Cell Phone Spying: Would Jesus Even Care?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

For some, the collective reaction has been more of a collective shrug, as if such impositions should be expected from a global superpower that generally prefers to maintain that status. But for others, there’s ...

Kicking the Outrage Habit in the Blogosphere
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

Before you end up aimlessly roaming the Internet and getting outraged over what So-and-So is saying over on That There far-left or far-right or Reformed or Baptist or Whatever blog so that you can comment and ...

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a New Religion
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 8:55am | Type: Blog

The truth about Jobs and religion may be that, in this arena as in others, he was ahead of the cutting edge. The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religio ...

The Value of Connections
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

For our three-night sojourn in coastal Maine, far from crowds and constructive work, we stayed at a lovely bed-and-breakfast here called the Hodgdon Island Inn. For our three-nigh ...

I Love Technology; I Hate Technology
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

Maybe someday I will make peace with the fact that I will not always meet expectations. But for today technology is my angel and I am Jacob. I have been dealing with  some repetit ...

The Best (and Worst) Types of Christian Media
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

When it comes to mass communication, Christians do some things well and some things horribly. Here’s a breakdown. When it comes to mass communication, Christians do some things we ...

Overcoming Violent Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Religious extremism will not be defeated by a primarily military response. TODAY THE Middle East—w ...

Socio-Religious Prognostication?
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

What if we simply sat in our present moment and, instead of throwing the people of the past under the bus of False Christendom or poo-pooing the Spiritualist Trends of the imagined future, we simply sought God ...

Moving Forward Requires Letting Go of the Past
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

The comparison worth making isn't between today and yesterday. It is between today and what could be. Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime. Fo ...

Flash Mob Ministry: A New Model for Instant Church
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Show up somewhere, notice the needs, address them and invite others in to hear a good word, then go out and change the world. Blaine is the kind of young man who seems to have bee ...

Tips for Achieving an 'Almost Amish' Lifestyle
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

Author Nancy Sleeth offers tips for acheiving each of her principles for "almost Amish" living. Editor's Note: This post is a follow-up to yesterday's ...

Nobody is Quite Ready for Tomorrow: The Advent of ‘The Hybrid Age’
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

In their book, "Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization," Ayesha and Prag Khanna examine how we have reached this moment, and what that means for our futures, and for g ...

Becoming Unglued (In a Good Way)
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

What matters is human ingenuity. Allow people a window of freedom, and they will fly through it. SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. --- Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the w ...

Is Technology Good For Religion?
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Technology can greatly enhance religious practice. Writing for  The Washington Post ,  Lisa Miller  says yes: "Technology can greatly enhance religious practice. ...

More Churches Turning to High-Tech Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Technology should ultimately be an enhancement, not a replacement, for gathering in person for worship, discussion, debate and service to others, said Drew Goodmanson, CEO of Monk Development, which helps chur ...

'Homeless Hotspots' a Controversial New Charity
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

A new charity project debuting at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, is sparking controversy. BBH Labs, a non-profit in New York, has started a campaign called “Homeless Hotspots,” in whi ...

Christmas Cheer
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Holiday gift giving isn’t all about relishing in the latest technological gadgets, but when that tablet is an innovative and interactive Bible, it would be a sin not to indulge! H ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Looking at reality TV’s latest sensation: All American Muslim, stories of Missouri's Chocolate University harvesting more than cocoa beans, exploring the terms behind the latest anti-bullying legislation, ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

Are You Paying Attention?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot How do we find ourselves and God in the midst of media overload? Advertising and social me ...

Solomon's Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As the time shortens for Congress and President Obama to agree to the contours of legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, I am reminded of the story of King Solomon and his judgment regarding ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Facebook, Google+, and More: Does Social Networking Enhance Our Faith?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The other day I read some interesting statistics about how social media is shaping our lives . The other day I read some interesting statistics about how social media is shaping ...

Poverty, Treasure Islands, and Global Tax Dodgers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 John Hilliard | more info (via: Wylio)As Christians concerned about poverty, it is time to turn our full attention to the injustices of an "offshore tax system" that enables cor ...

The Art of Dying
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery Fate One man searches for balance between family and solitude, nature and technology. I have bee ...

We Have the Technology
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lyndsay Moseley Off-the-shelf renewable power can meet 100 percent of world need -- if we have the will.  Re ...

The Logic of Online Community
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:49pm | Type: Blog

When trying to make sense of the changes that new media have brought to us, we can use either supplementary or substitutionary logic. When trying to make sense of the changes that ...

Friday Links Round Up: The Onion. Palin. Pick Our Cover.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Blog

The Onion. Palin. Pick Our Cover. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. The Onion. Palin. Pick Our Cover. Here's a little ...

Can Mindfulness Be Tweeted?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

I attended a basketball game this winter at the University of Maryland, accompanied by an intern at my workplace, a man in his twenties. I attended a basketball game this winter ...

Friday Links Round Up: Monks. Al Franken. Oysters.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:31pm | Type: Blog

Monks. Al Franken. Oysters. Here's a little roundup of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Monks. Al Franken. Oysters. Here's a little roundup of li ...

Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely. Ten years ago, I established AmmanN ...

Egypt's Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." -- ...

The True Meaning of Investing in our Future
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Before the 2011 State of the Union address, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41276794/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_mat ...

Friday Links Round Up: The Pope. Budgeting. Egypt.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The Pope. Budgeting. Egypt. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> The Pope. Budgeting. Egypt. Here's a little ro ...

Friday Links Round-Up: Ted Williams. The Green Dragon. Desert Composer.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed ...

Recipes for Resistance: Cooking With GMOs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become more prevalent, so do protests against them. As genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become more prevalent, so do protests against ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Halloween Decorations?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Elections, my dear sir "Elections, my dear sir Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Halloween Decorations? ...

Friday Links Round Up: 9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore. Here's a little round up of link from around the web you may have missed this week.</p> 9/11. Lightbulbs. The SojoStore. Here's a ...

Craigslist Attorneys Threaten Georgia Anti-Trafficking Activists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's Note: </strong></em><em>What is behind Craigslist's recent enigmatic, and dramatic, choice to replace (at least for now) its entire "adult serv ...

Gaming the Curriculum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A school claims video games help students learn to "manage complexity." But will they understand culture? ...

The Moral of "Toy Story 3"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-toy-story31.jpg"></a>It's been awhile since Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang have been on the big screen, but they've lost ...

Is Google Making Us Ignore God?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

God calls on us to meditate on God and God's word. However, does the fast intake of information from TV, film, and especially the Internet make us less likely to experience God? ...

Eating Animals: 10 Reasons to Avoid Factory Farmed Flesh
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Eating-Animals-Jonathan-Safran-Foer/dp/0316069906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1273178033&amp;sr=1-1&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20">< ...