Information Overload

Kevin DeYoung on the glory of plodding – a fantastic read. “What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church — a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with relentless, often unnoticed, plodding consistency.”

The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brain. If you’re familiar with my previous posts on media ecology, this won’t come as a surprise. Media ecologists have been saying similar things for years. But it’s great to see some more scientific inquiry into the fact that we use our tools, but our tools also change us. (ht:challies)

Introducing Hymns to a Contemporary Congregation. I’m slightly sad that a post like this is necessary, but it is good nonetheless.

Foxy News. Doug Wilson in the Washington Post writing about the pornification of Fox News. “A number of evangelicals are up in arms about President Obama himself, and Obamacare, and Obama-other-things, and Obama-anything-else, and are warning us in dire tones about the impending slavery that is involved in all this ‘socialism.’ And–full disclosure here–I am economically pretty conservative myself, just slightly to the left of King Arthur, so I am not pointing out this part of it to differ with any of it. But what I am noticing in this discussion is a striking public tolerance for right-wing skankyness. When I am cruising around for my Internet news, I am far more likely to run into Moabite women at Fox News than anywhere else.”

Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook. I haven’t quit Facebook, but I’ve limited my information, guarded my privacy settings, and don’t use it as much.

Flip Flop Fly Ball. Some humorous and well-designed graphs for the baseball geeks.

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2 thoughts on “Information Overload

  1. I enjoyed the Wilson follow-up post. I need to remind myself of #3 and read more often for the sake of reading. #4 is a good rule, too.Having just read a book with strong anti-church currents, DeYoung's article was refreshing.I bookmarked the article about web use rewiring the brain for review when we need to set limits on how much time Liam and future kids can spend on the computer.Also, I've made it a rule (broken occasionally) to not click hyperlinks. Nice to see some "scientific" support for my policy.

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