A Different Nativity — or Is It?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large | 0 comments

  I’m a social media junkie. When I cruise through Facebook and Twitter, I feel like John Wesley on a digital destrier, riding from village to village with good news, learning about the people of that hamlet, and providing presence albeit in a limited form. There are some distinct differences. Take, for example, the prevalence of sarcasm and irony online. Recently, I ran across the weirdest nativity scene I’ve ever encountered....

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How to Be Prolific Online in a Couple of Hours a Week

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Blogroll, General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Pop Culture, Sermons, Society at Large | 2 comments

Folks who follow me on Facebook and Twitter might have noticed that I seem to have two voices. The reason for that is simple: I do. They are closely related, mostly because they are both me. And I don’t like to divide myself into “Pastor Joey” and “Just Plain Joey.”  But it is impossible to “wear the collar” all the time. So I post fun things about the things that interest me, pictures of family, and...

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Social Networking and the Body of Christ

Posted by on Dec 21, 2008 in General Rant, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 0 comments

I’ve been pondering the meaning of “fellowship” lately. There’s plenty to read in the Bible about fellowship. “Don’t abandon meeting together, as is the custom of some…” “Where two or more are gathered, I am there in their midst…” “A three-fold cord is not quickly broken…” All of these passages refer to the need for human beings to live in fellowship with one...

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