Getting Back to “Community”

What makes for meaningful conversation among young people today? These reflections triggered a distinct memory of observing my son’s middle school dance years ago. At pick up time, upon entering the church hall, most of the students were sitting at their respective tables, staring into their phones with their fingers rapidly texting each other rather … Continue reading Getting Back to “Community”

A Practical Theological Approach on the Dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Contemporary Catholicism: A Brief Exploration of Learning Methods

There are few explicit courses in Catholic secondary education that cultivate a dialogue between AI technology and Catholic Tradition and Vision. If AI technology is the future, then Catholic and Christian educators need prepare students to see how our beloved Christian faith (please note here my bias) helps to further these conversations. Artificial intelligence is … Continue reading A Practical Theological Approach on the Dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Contemporary Catholicism: A Brief Exploration of Learning Methods

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