Thursday, July 10, 2008

Things that could be on

On Getting Off Your Computer:

For all our efficient mass communication of the gospel, nothing changes a life like a real relationship.

Having the means of reaching the masses--for instance, through podcasting--is a good thing. Yet, nothing matches the potency of life-on-life discipleship. In this respect, social networking and blogs can be effective tools to intimately connect with a small, natural network of relationships.

On Getting Perspective:

I can always use a little perspective like this:

There is no virtue in being the cool, high-tech church, or in being the low-tech, minimalistic church.

On Spilling Your Guts:

Blogging as therapy. You won't see this from me anytime soon. I've argued that blogging about friends isn't generally a good idea. Plus, I'm vulnerable about as often as a one-armed man signals a lane change. Oh sure, it happens. But when it does everyone behind him gets annoyed because he forgets to turn his blinker off.

On Being Young:

A study by the Journal of Consumer Research to be released next month, titled "Tightwads and Spendthrifts," finds that people ages 18 to 40 are most likely to say they're spending beyond their comfort range.

from “A Penny Saved Is a Penny Spent” in Newsweek.

It's surprising that 18- to 30-year-olds, the most pro-life demographic in a generation, are the same voting bloc from which Barack Obama, the most antilife presidential candidate ever, draws his most ardent supporters.

from “The Audacity of Death” in WSJ.

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