Thursday, July 19, 2007

Show Notes: The iGeneration

In this episode we discuss the rise of iPods, iPhones, Myspace, Myyahoo and everything else "i" and "my". The consequence? We are seeing a corresponding rise of narcissism in the emerging generation. We try to answer the question how do we form followers of Jesus in a self-focused culture?

- Candice Kellsey's book, "Generation Myspace" that Shane referenced in the cast.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Episode #25: Tony Jones Interview (part 4)

This episode is part 4 of a 5 part interview I did with Tony Jones, author of many great books, my good friend, and the Mayor of Emergent Village. In this episode we explore the shape of emerging theology on the other side of its adolescence. To learn more about Tony check out his blog. (15 minutes)

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Move Over iPhone...

Sent to me via email by my good friend Read Mercer Schuchardt, publisher of I will be interviewing Read in an upcoming cast.
Apple Computers announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women's breast implants.

The iBoob will cost between $499 and $599. This is considered to be a major breakthrough, because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

Thanks to Apple, everyone is now happy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Episode #20: Electronic Education (Part 2)

In this sample we respond to a listeners email question. He wonders what the future of seminary education is in the electronic age. (19 minutes)

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Episode #2: The Medium is the Message

In this sample from the archive we explore a key theme of my book-- The Medium is the Message. I hope this famous aphorism of Marshall McLuhan will rudder our thinking through a liquid culture. (17 minutes)

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Back from San Jose

I just returned from the biennial Mennonite Church USA Convention held in San Jose, CA. I had the honor and privilege of speaking to nearly 2000 Mennonites. It was incredible to worship with them and have a chance to share my gratitude for their heritage and contribution to the church. It was stunning and inspiring to see Asian, African, Hispanic, and Anglo Mennonites all worshiping together.

It has been a very long time since I've been swept up emotionally in worship. I was overcome there. The presence of God was palpable, due in large part to the immigrant communities who come from persecuted and oppressed regions of the Global South. I learned about their experience of faith. A faith forged under extreme conditions leading to a powerful and passionate encounter with Jesus-- and it was contagious. All I can say is thank you.

Faith Visuals Interview

I did an interview about the power of images and multimedia with Faith Visuals here.