Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part II

Progress for democracy lies in enhancing the actual freedom, initiative, and spontaneity of the individual, not only in certain private and spiritual matters, but above all in the activity fundamental to every man’s existence, his work. [i]  Erich Fromm In part I, I explored freedom as a social activity. Describing it as radical freedom, I suggested … Continue reading Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part II

Walking in the City: A Reflection on Michel de Certeau

Unlike Rome, New York has never learned the art of growing old by playing on all its pasts. Its present invents itself, from hour to hour, in the act of throwing away its previous accomplishments and challenging the future Michel de Certeau - The Practice of Everyday Life Whenever I walk in a city I … Continue reading Walking in the City: A Reflection on Michel de Certeau

Digital Social Space? Interpreting Digital Action and Behavior for Today’s Churches

Another blast from the past. A paper I presented at the Association of Practical Theology in 2014. I explore the internet as a digital social space. I think my thoughts on the internet and social media have drastically changed (not for the better). However, I still hope that our digital tools can be a force … Continue reading Digital Social Space? Interpreting Digital Action and Behavior for Today’s Churches