MySpace Transforms Ministries

The relationship between technology and religion fascinates me.  Here, a college ministry director for a Presbyterian Church in L.A. writes about the opportunities and challenges of youth ministry in a Facebook age: Who hasn’t gone online and seen one of their student’s provocative profiles? This is a devastating blow to any youth worker, and a … [Read more…]

Taking the Plunge Pledge

It’s that time of year again: the time of year that I studiously avoid my sewing desk like the plaque (xJane discovers “strike through”) plague. Last year I managed to avoid it so (sew?) studiously that my mother’s xmas gift was completed in the car on the way from LA to SEA. That was unfortunate. … [Read more…]

…a difficult matter.

I’ve been musing recently about names. What’s in a name and all that. Long ago I heard the phrase, “there’s power in a name” and it rang so truly to me that I’ve believed it ever since. Recent reminders have cropped up reminding me of this. The title of this post, incidentally, is from Cats … [Read more…]


if this works (i.e. if you are reading this), this post will be the first one that i’ve written and submitted from the stall in the men’s room on the fifth floor of uci’s admin building (perhaps the very porcelain the chancellor sits upon, since his office is down the hall). “but how is this … [Read more…]