id 10 t

My mother is an amazing woman: She has raised 5 children who have, under her tutelage, cultivated skills of exploration, creativity, and ingenuity.  We have, in return, assisted her in becoming a part of the digital age (and I’m not talking about deep entrenchment in social media technology or high tech… I’m talking about being able to upload photos via picasa and share them in an email).

A pretty good partnership and relationship I would say!

But, every once in a while, she shares something that sit’s deeply into my world and by doing so it proves that she gets it… and gets it to the point where it’s funny.  So here’s to my mom who shared this cute email with me last night:

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Church Community Online

The Word of God is both explicit and implicit in our calling as believers to be in relation to not only our God in Heaven through Jesus Christ, but also to one another.  This point is fairly obvious and I won’t spend much time having to defend this particular stance.  What I’m interested in is figuring out how to use online media and social technology to take it one step further.

Technology today has afforded us the amazing opportunity to communicate in ways that were only pipedreams a few years ago.  Social media and every possible iteration of this manifested architecture has proven its worth very quicky; people can easily connect with others via these fascinating technologies and mediums and build digital communities.

Why not use them for Kingdom building?  Why not use them for both inreach and outreach?

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iPoo’d – Great Onesie for Mac Parents

Every so often my wife finds something that merges the two distant worlds of my high-tech kingdom of computers and technology with the real life drama of being a parent… and makes me laugh.

Enter iPoo’d, the perfect onesie for any Mac-loving parent.

My wonderful daughter is a little too old to actually wear one of these (since the sizes only go up to 12 months), so she won’t be sportin’ the macintosh goodness, but that’s not a terrible loss.

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