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"communication is ultimately a human rather than technological achievement." http://buff.ly/1ilFN1f
In commemoration of the feast day for the patron saint of journalists, St. Francis de Sales, on January 24th, Pope Francis released his message for the 48th World Communications Day. Like Pope Benedict XVI before him, Pope Francis focuses on the digital media... #internet #isolation #popefrancis
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"In the age of Slow Food, Slow Parenting and Slow Knitting, here comes a Slow Reading manifesto." http://buff.ly/1ilFdka
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"What does Silicon Valley have to do with Jerusalem?" http://buff.ly/1ilEhfG
Writing about technology is difficult. Writing well about technology is more difficult and writing well about technology from an authentically Christian perspective is especially difficult. The problems are numerous: a multiplicity of definitions of technology, a... #christianity #computer #faith
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"As they gather around the dinner table on Monday for the Seder, some families will forgo passing around wine-stained copies of the Haggadah, the book used to guide the evening and one of the most ubiquitous volumes in Jewish homes. Instead, they will be tapping on their Kindles, tablets or cellphones, downloading in unison whatever version of the ceremony they plan to follow."

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Many families say the digitization of Passover makes the annual ritual more interesting, but the use of electronic devices on holidays is not without controversy.
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New today: Trappists, Technology, and the Dictatorship of Relativism http://buff.ly/1pa6ATG
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"It isn’t just the natural environment that we have “seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil.” http://buff.ly/1ilFsM7
Part six in our Lenten series on technology and spirituality. At the beginning of Lent, we examined how time-saving technology often has the tendency to help us do more work in less time and then fill up our extra time with new kinds of work. I think we intuitively... #advertising #god #internet
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"Digital humanities is a heretical intrusion into a sacred space. It dares to treat literature as a field of knowledge that could be cultivated with qualitative interpretation, as well as statistics, graphs, and data sets." http://buff.ly/1ilF00t
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For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass | The Verge
Google is about to make its biggest push yet to get Glass in the hands of as many people as possible. The Verge has obtained documents indicating that the company will open up its "Explorer...
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Here's the last entry in our Lenten series: Trappists, Technology, and the Dictatorship of Relativism http://buff.ly/1qJGww5
Part seven in our Lenten series on technology and spirituality. This past weekend, I had the opportunity of leaving home for a retreat at a Trappist monastery, Mepkin Abbey. The monks, though they haven’t taken a vow of silence, speak only when necessary. They spend... #church #community #monk
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The Poetry of the Trading Floor http://buff.ly/1p3Kl1y
Popular opinion has it that bankers think of nothing but profit, but their brains are fixated on linguistic creativity.
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Second Nature is an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition.
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Second Nature is an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition.