A Twitter Primer

 

The acceptance of social media in recent years is stunning. Everything from news programs to cereal boxes prominently display their various links. In many ways it’s a strange new world, but to many of us it’s quite normal.

I’ve heard it said that Facebook is like a reunion. People get to connect at length with friends, family or classmates they haven’t seen in years. Some say Twitter is like a water cooler. You have a short time to exchange ideas with a wide variety of people on a wide variety of topics. To carry the comparisons, blogs are like living rooms. The fact that you visit or subscribe to a blog shows that you have an interest in the specific topics and/or personalities. Blogs are the place where Facebook and Twitter topics often settle down for more serious discussion.

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Hell

Lately there has been a lot of talk about heaven and hell. Do they exist? What are they? If they’re real, who goes there? If God is real, how can he let anyone go there?

Here is a snip of a recent sermon by Mark Driscoll on the topic. If you have 4 minutes, watch this. If you can spare an hour, skip this and go straight to http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/luke/heaven-and-hell

 

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Won’t You Be A Neighbor?

 

Ben Stevens has a fantastic post on The Gospel Coalition’s blog today. (I love The Gospel Coalition. If you’re not familiar with them, check them out.)

Here are some highlights I pulled out, but you should definitely read the full post yourself:

  • It is not difficult to get to know your neighbors—it is simply not something most of us value.
  • Our homes and apartment buildings give us plenty of space in which to hide.
  • You cannot love your neighbor if you do not know that neighbor.
  • Christians ought to take this on as a project.

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I Just Upgraded My Brain

Ok, complete change of subject from recent posts, but I have to share.

I have used Evernote for almost two years now. It’s a cool program, and I’ve used it for some interesting things, but it’s not until recently that I’ve really started incorporating it into my daily routine.

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Christian Worship: Unique vs. Unusual

(A guest post by Anthony Weber)

I’ve been pondering worship.

Worship is the total response of people, heart, soul, mind, and strength, to an object of our attention.  It is also the sacrifices, the rituals, by which we express this response.

I think our worship is probably mostly our instinctive, gut-level response to things. That is not to say that we should not plan to worship, or learn how to channel or focus our worship purposefully.  I’m just sayin’ that we worship instinctively.  It’s not a question of “if,” it’s a questions of how, when, and why.

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