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
"I am the beginning and the end." This is said to us who live in the bondage of time, who have to face the end, who cannot escape the past, who need a present to stand upon. Each of the modes of time has its peculiar mystery, each of them carries its peculiar anxiety. Each … Continue reading The Violent-Now
Being Religious in a Post-Truth World
Oxford dictionaries declared post-truth as the 2016 word of the year, defining post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” This marked not just a change in the English language, but also an important cultural and intellectual shift … Continue reading Being Religious in a Post-Truth World
Love or Estrangement?
I’m confident I can state this without raising any eyebrows: Life is strange. Life is strange. It's a strangeness we probably experience on a day to day basis. It's the strangeness of not being in complete control, where daily life continually onslaughts us with the unexpected. It's the strangeness of poverty, where the poor are blamed … Continue reading Love or Estrangement?
Library as Social Space
I’ve always considered libraries to be special places, places of intersection between theory and practice. Places where thought and idea are birthed through the joy of research and investigation. Libraries, alive and humming with the sound of discovery, are truly social in the fullest sense of the word. It’s thus a misnomer to describe libraries as a … Continue reading Library as Social Space