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Top 10 Posts for July

 

Here are the most clicked posts for July 2009:

  1. Father Knows Best
  2. Godwitter is Dead
  3. The Evangelist and the Megaphone
  4. Jesus Actually Meant It!
  5. ‘Post’ Because of ‘Un’

And the award for most challenging comments goes to:

As always, thanks for visiting, your challenges, and your encouragement!

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Milestone: the 100th Post

100thThis, my friends, is post number one hundred!

Rather than thank the academy I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement.  I have had much feedback that you are being challenged by what I am writing.  I would also have to say that I am being challenged by those of you who comment on what I am posting here and on Twitter (you know who you are).

Please continue to read, but more importantly help me by challenging my thinking, asking tough questions, and correcting me where I need correction.

Okay, so I couldn’t help but to a bit of a retrospective.  Here are the top 10 posts of my first 100:

  1. Missing Link Found
  2. The God Who Wasn’t There
  3. XXXchurch
  4. Culture Conversations: Godwitter
  5. Godwitter is Dead
  6. Jesus Actually Meant It!
  7. ‘Post’ Because of ‘Un’
  8. Creation Museum Supports Evolution
  9. Sad But True
  10. The Evangelist and the Megaphone

Once again: thank you.  This has been an amazingly rewarding experience, and it is because of the great opportunities for conversation that this forum has provided.  I am looking forward to hearing from you in the next 100!

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Godwitter is Dead

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It is official!  Godwitter, that appalling atrocity that attempted to make a mockery of the whole concept of social networking is dead!  All that is left at godwitter.com is an ad for GoDaddy, offering the web address for sale.  Perhaps someone can come along and redeem that url.

Godwitter will be one of those concepts that goes down as a legend or cautionary tale about how, in effort to develop relevance in our society well-meaning Christians often end up building yet another cave for us to hide in.

RIP Godwitter!

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Culture Conversations: Jesus in Jeans

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When I launched out on godwitter yesterday, I did not expect to find something else so dramatic that begged to be commented on the very next day. 

It may come as a morose admission to some of my readers, but I love the movie Dogma by Kevin Smith.  In the film the Catholic church decides that the image of Christ crucified was too depressing, and so decided to create a depiction of Christ giving his adorors a thumbs-up and a wink.  Comic genius!

Who could have predicted that a decade later the Catholic church would do just that… well, almost.  The picture on the left is not a funny photoshop picture, but an actual creation that was unveiled this week and placed on the front of a Catholic church in East Sussex, England. 

As frustrated with the concept of godwitter as I am, this seems to be an impressive idea.  Unlike the Smithian protrayal, this appears to be an honest and deliberate attempt at connecting a 2,000-year-old story to our lives today.  He looks quite common and ordinary here except for the gold halo.  The Bible does say that there would have been nothing about Christ’s appearance that would draw people to him, but that it was his spirit and personality that oozed with the beauty of the Almighty. 

A thumbs-up and a wink to the Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Catholic church in Uckfield.

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Culture Conversations: Godwitter

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Let me first make a confession: I hate going into Christian bookstores.  Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against the people who own and operate those establishments.  The reason I have an issue with them is that Christian bookstores symbolize for me the growing trend of isolation that is being perpetrated by well-meaning people and in the name of Jesus.  No doubt it is important to have safe haven, but we have plenty of safe havens in our homes and churches, why create more?  Plus I find more of what I am looking for in the religious section at Barnes and Noble than I do at most Christian bookstores. 

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