Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

Kill Your (Social Media) Darlings?

It’s odd to think about how quickly our culture became mediated by digital technology.  I started up a blog soon after moving to Hawaii to keep friends and family back home aware of my life.  Facebook took on that role, … Continue reading

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The Gospel Charge to Stay Awake

Yesterday’s Gospel reading from the Daily Office started with one of my favorite “kingdom” verses and then moved into O’Donovan/wake-up territory.  The “kingdom” verse and following from Luke 12: 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure … Continue reading

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“Hope in the Disastrous World of Time”

It’s always good to find writers you appreciate writing well about the stories you love.  Even though I can’t yet bring myself to reread the Harry Potter series, I always enjoy reading things about the story of “the boy who … Continue reading

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Opening Your Eyes

Yesterday I posted some reflections on Oliver O’Donovan’s assertion that something significant happens in one’s life when you “wake up” to the world.  Whenever I think of waking up to the world around you, of finding yourself somewhere else or … Continue reading

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Waking Up/Staying Awake

Last month I started a new tag and thread on the site about “Notes for a World’s End.”  The premise of the thread was that this current moment is an odd but interesting turning point for me (and perhaps for … Continue reading

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Between the Programs and the Pews

For the last year or so, I have often found myself thinking about my “pet false distinction” when it comes to church life: either “eat the body” or “be the body.”  The former points to a heightened place of liturgy … Continue reading

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Lanier and the Care of 21st Century Souls

In his recent interview with New York Magazine, futurist Jaron Lanier responded to a question about his “urgent” arguments against social media.  And while he has a whole book about the topic dropping at the end of the month, he … Continue reading

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