Back in the Saddle?

10.28.13 | Permalink | 1 Comment

So it goes a little something like this.

I put Chutney to bed because I got a job working for my church. And I was afraid I would offend people. And I was afraid Chutney would get me into trouble (because he’s like that). And I noticed I wasn’t saying anything interesting anymore because of those fears. 

Now I have a different job, one where I’m afraid to say anything at all to anyone. Maybe the anonymity of Chutney can help with that.

I’m not making any promises. Chutney, Jr. and the new job make blogging time sparse. But maybe once a week? Maybe for old time’s sake?

Safest Place to Be

10.24.10 | Permalink | 2 Comments

One of my part-time jobs in high school was working for a Christian book and office supply store (yes, it was both), so this post about the unreal safety of Christian books brought a smile to my face. Though he doesn’t mention the End Times shelf at the Christian bookstore, which might be the most dangerous place on earth this side of the pages of World War Z.

I still have fond memories of talking faith, books and Bible with the bookstore staff.  I’m still grateful for the advice the old, burned out former Baptist preacher who ran the Bible department gave me.  He said, “Son, if you’re gonna go into the ministry, you need to find yourself a hobby like woodworking, something where you finish things.  Because in the ministry, you never finish anything.”

And I’ve almost finished leveling up my now level 46 dark/cold heroic corruptor in City of Heroes to level 50.  I don’t think that’s quite what he had in mind, but it doesn’t have to be woodworking to count, right?

, , ,

Grace, Karma, and Bono

10.24.10 | Permalink | 6 Comments

This post has been moved to Times & Seasons. I’ll be removing it entirely soon.

,

Evil and Nazis

09.23.10 | Permalink | 6 Comments

September’s UU Blog Salon topic is the nature of evil.  In full awareness that I’m in danger of violating Godwin’s Law, here’s my response:

After December 1941 (if not before) it was a good thing to kill Nazis. If it was December 1941 again, it would be good to kill Nazis again. Picketing and petitions would not have stopped the Holocaust at that point (if they ever would have). Any take on evil that doesn’t deal with the Holocaust, and real ways to end it, is bunk.

Killing Nazi zombies, however, is another matter entirely.

Facebook Won’t “Like” Your Church

09.23.10 | Permalink | 5 Comments

I’ve written about Facebook before, but this time I have a bit of a cautionary tale.

We consolidated our congregation’s Facebook Page and Group into a new Page not too long ago. A volunteer stepped up to make it happen and reinvited everyone to come over to the new Page, and we now have more fans on our new Page than we did for the old. Photos were moved over, and we added our blog feed so that posts would automatically show up on our Facebook Page, where they can be “liked” and commented on.

Then the feed stopped working. Fine. I deleted the feed and readded it, and the new posts appeared.

Came back a week later. New posts not showing up again. Fine. Deleted and readded again.

Came back another week later. New posts not showing up yet again. Fine. Deleted the feed, but now it won’t let me add it back in, giving me a nondescript error message. No more time to work on it, so I put it off until the next week.

The next week I tried again. No dice. Same nondescript error message. I google it and find that others are having the same problem, with no solution from Facebook. Wait, there’s one search result pointing to a WordPress plugin that will serve as a workaround. I go to the plugin’s page to see that the plugin is broken in the current version of WordPress. Oh well.

I go back the next day to try again. Maybe it usually works, and I’m just winning the downtime lottery. Still doesn’t work. I search the Facebook help forum to find others having the same problem and finding no solution. I fill out the help ticket.

The help ticket sends me a robo-response asking for a screenshot. A screenshot of what? Of a feed not importing to my page? How am I supposed to take a screenshot of nothing happening? I ignore the message. Maybe they’ll actually read my support ticket and get back to me.

Next day, no response. So I fill out the ticket again. This time I respond to the robo-response, explaining that the feed isn’t importing and listing the six different iterations of the feed’s address that I’ve tried to import.

Which brings us to today. No response still. At least now when I try to add the feed, it give me a preview of the items it’s trying to add. But then it gives me a new nondescript error message when I confirm I want to add the feed. At least this time the error message apologizes for the error. I press the “Go back” link in the error message to try again. Rinse. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Now our Page won’t even load. I check other websites to make sure it’s not the connection. Nope, it’s Facebook. And still no feed re-added.

I tell my tale of techno-woe to point out that Facebook does not work for us—Facebook works for advertisers. It provides a “Religious Organization” category for its Pages so it can sell ads to churchfolk, not because it likes our congregations.

There are some good things to be done with a congregational Facebook Page. But we need to remember that Facebook is a for-profit corporation that makes money off our personal information. Let’s keep one eye on Facebook at all times and make sure we don’t move functions of our congregations’ lives over to Facebook that we can’t also run off Facebook, or do without. Facebook isn’t our friend, and we shouldn’t depend on it.

Quick Takes

09.21.10 | Permalink | Comment?

Thinking of taking this online course on media ethics called “Program or Be Programmed” with Douglas Rushkoff.  Looks like some good reading and good discussion.  Neato graphic summarizing his approach here.

Thank god for the honesty of “Broken Buddha.”  No need for “Love. Every. Minute.” pietism, no matter what god-talk you dress it up in.  It’s just spiritual violence with a smile.

« Previous Entries


  • download break dance beats free
  • lagu2 batak mp3 download
  • download lagu delta rasa yang tersimpan
  • download pack linguagem corel x5
  • download f1 races 2012 free
  • avatar airbender movie download
  • how to download files with flashget
  • download grubson bAdAc sobA
  • download wubi for ubuntu 12.10
  • perl interpreter download windows 7
  • download lagu amr diab
  • minecraft mob talker download 1.2.5
  • go govinda video download free
  • jassi sidhu jawani download
  • free download nice blogger template
  • camera cafe download 5 serie
  • flori mumajesi tallava 2011 download mp3
  • download chars kof para mugen
  • te chero mucho download free
  • download cat 2012 sample papers
  • vicky donor movie download worldfree4u
  • download one piece 232 sub ita
  • download tA?o quA?n 2013 hd
  • download tempos da brilhantina
  • download apps for intercept
  • eclipse 3.7 sr2 download
  • download a christmas carol 1984
  • download max payne kung fu mod 3.0
  • download atualizaAA?o gps foston
  • merlin 4 stagione download sub ita
  • download the principles of scientific management
  • download n.e.r.d in search of
  • windows 7 32bits ultimate download
  • speedfan download for mac
  • command line programmer version 3.9.0.49 download
  • download books roald dahl
  • ios 5 beta 3 download cdma
  • download de o zelador animal
  • download hoc tieng trung quoc
  • download bare income tax act 1961
  • free download lou reed the gun
  • abbey road beatles download album
  • download filme um diabo diferente
  • download o soniyo mp3
  • download ecm tools for android
  • reward charts to download for free
  • download ssl vpn client fortigate
  • download unit theme song
  • hp pavilion dv6 support download
  • download driver sony dsc tx5
  • boban radosavljevic rodjen los download free mp3
  • download despicable me 2 trailer song
  • download dilruba mana hai kail teri ada
  • avid mxf codec download
  • download pivot full version
  • free download beyluxe latest version
  • download intel adapters xp
  • download da chave do avast
  • download poltergeist a o fenA?meno dublado
  • por un beso mp3 download
  • download cd salette ferreira 2010
  • download easeus todo backup workstation 3.5
  • free download zip setup file
  • wall e download film
  • free download boson netsim 6.0 keygen
  • download itunes 10 for windows 7
  • download amon amarth destroyer of the universe
  • download gps samsung galaxy y
  • download sybase ase 15 linux
  • hotel 52 3 sezon download
  • download film cinta tapi beda
  • dictionary download in mobile
  • download saviour of the soul
  • emu hack download wow 3.3.5
  • nei minecraft 1.2.5 download
  • logitech quickcam usb download
  • rusko everyday netsky download zippy
  • salona sa sajan hai download
  • download hibernate eclipse plugin
  • nerve cancer of choice download
  • e card code download
  • download m a t
  • download crack v rally 3
  • download tata photon setup
  • download accelerator mac chrome
  • mozilla sunbird download windows
  • 3.61 jailbreak download no survey
  • download peggle ipod touch
  • download refx nexus 2 content
  • how to download hitman 1 full version
  • download cd to itunes 11
  • surat al mulk download mp3
  • konica minolta download drivers
  • no 1 download video
  • download ellie goulding explosions gemini remix
  • vhs player download chip
  • download sorinel de la plopeni haide steaua
  • gogear vibe 4gb download
  • download navigon north america 2.3 ipa
  • download loft music by the weekend
  • dejame soAar plan b download
  • download anatomia lui gray
  • juiced 2 pc download link unico
  • download sense 3.0 for evo 4g
  • free download dooja saah nachattar gill
  • shagird 1967 movie download
  • microsoft hup download office
  • wtyczka dds do gimp download
  • income support download form
  • bubble gum air download
  • download film kuntilanak 3
  • download free coffeecup html editor
  • zelio soft 2 download mac
  • download soe web installer
  • download fuse odg azonto video
  • cidade negra download perfil
  • mushroom kingdom fusion download mac
  • monsieur lazhar english subtitles download
  • download jce editor plugin
  • tere sang movie download 2009
  • download day26 put it on her
  • free download song voh dekhnay mein
  • download firewire drivers for windows xp
  • download starcraft 2 razor1911
  • download intel d945gcr video driver
  • download indonesia subtitle narnia 3
  • download false flesh trial version
  • download bendeac & friends change
  • mass effect revelation download ita
  • download bakuman 2 ending
  • 1984 orwell free download combination
  • download netdom windows 2008
  • download dj doll remix album free
  • turbo download for windows 7
  • download da musica taca ele fora projota
  • download afternoon delight by glee
  • download software on mac
  • download dota foc 9.1 map
  • poco head over heels download
  • download go launcher ex 3.13
  • download hughes electrical technology
  • taj jackson download album
  • s60 real player download
  • download t ara mini album day by day
  • selalu denganmu free download mp3
  • download tinyumbrella iphone 4 4.1
  • download marco carola essential mix
  • jestem bogiem mini album download
  • download cooking dash free full version
  • download facebook game hack tool
  • lit to me download dublado
  • lync mobile apk download
  • download pikmin 2 gc
  • furious love online download
  • download lagu cak diqin mbah marijan
  • dejavu filme download avi
  • moh airborne download full version
  • download r drive image
  • download youtube hindi videos songs hd
  • bakugan series 1 download
  • download downgrade windows 7 to windows xp
  • download tema iberry gratis
  • download wads directly to wii
  • download seth godin linchpin
  • download duncan sheik on a high
  • iexplorer 8 pl download
  • i cant download bovada poker
  • amuro namie so crazy download
  • stronghold crusader extreme download youtube
  • boot cd windows xp download free
  • cha cha toolbar download
  • cancel download samsung galaxy
  • download a gentle introduction to symfony 1.4
  • download shirdi wale sai baba video
  • download chota bheem cartoon movie
  • icy download for ipad
  • download idm cc firefox 4.0.1
  • download mc hammer can't touch this
  • namastey london songs free download pk
  • saxophone download sheet music
  • download nexgtv for nokia x2
  • telstra download speed check
  • libri gears of war download
  • download wimax network adapter
  • download red alert retaliation for pc
  • download tere mast video
  • dresden files download epub
  • download tropa de elite
  • ubuntu 9 download italiano
  • download 200 pounds beauty dvdrip
  • igi 2 covert strike exe download
  • download purchased content to ipad
  • latest kro client download
  • aleksandra radovic novi dan download
  • t sql books download
  • download state bank freedom java application
  • subedit z kodekami download
  • download font farsi baraye windows 7
  • download weather app for ipad
  • roms de xbox download
  • kof 2002 download windows 7
  • download 10th class question papers
  • aline barros dvd download 2011
  • download transformer 3 hdrip
  • download lil twist should've never
  • tcpdump free download windows 7
  • download programmi per scommesse calcio gratis
  • download asmaul husna dan artinya
  • download pj64 roms games
  • rawls justice as fairness download
  • download bag of bones audiobook
  • netscape communicator 4 x download
  • thiruppavai songs download mp3
  • download super 9 boys acdc mp3
  • usb null driver 0.7.0 download
  • download bittersweet by j bizz
  • regnow trialware download download dvd cloner
  • download killzone liberation psp free
  • 240x320 java oyunlar download
  • download te tengo un negocio
  • rotterdam terror corps hooligan download mp3
  • download utada hikaru goodbye happiness
  • download office 2010 met productcode
  • daughters john mayer download link
  • download lagu dag dig dug blink mp3
  • money ball ost download
  • future astronaut chick download hulk
  • return to blockland download free
  • maximum mp4 video download
  • download battlefunds generator 2011
  • dj cromie 2.0 download gratis
  • download driver canon bjc 80 printer
  • hrudayam ekkadunnadi song download
  • g eazy mad download mp3
  • download the poetry of reality
  • dvd ctmdt 2 download
  • download always kabhi kabhi songs.pk
  • android download waiting for data connection
  • u kiss 0330 piano download
  • download delphi 7 second edition
  • download romania liga 1 fifa 2010
  • samurai & junk lucy download
  • megane coupe manual download
  • design pe mp3 free download
  • ran online ep 6 download
  • download cd reino encantado
  • esta noite download david carreira
  • download mp3 ouran highschool host club
  • b grade movie angoor free download
  • new york frank sinatra download gratis
  • download corel x5 portable
  • download software belajar tajwid
  • nba 2k12 hex editor download
  • download we'll always have summer spotless
  • download mp3 justin bieber
  • chasing after ghosts download
  • exterminador 4 download dublado
  • friday to sunday download justice crew
  • download powerbuilder 7 software
  • download game maker italiano
  • download bioquimica basica de marks
  • headhunters movie 2011 download
  • download led apple time's up mp3
  • hazard os x download
  • d90 download to mac
  • biggie unbelievable mp3 download
  • download subversion server for windows 7
  • download emilia ghinescu best of
  • download blood on the dancefloor yo ho
  • free download landscape cad blocks
  • resident evil outbreak soundtrack download
  • download call later of dena bank
  • download bkav cho window 7
  • bruno mars x factor download
  • lagu kebesaran negeri sembilan download
  • petra pilih saja aku download
  • ayyappa swamy songs free download kannada
  • ashley tisdale delete you download mp3
  • download visual site designer 6.06
  • download youtube downloader version 3.9
  • download bluetooth nokia 2690
  • download filme o peregrino avi dublado
  • download warioware diy nds ita
  • download rpet answer key 2012
  • download naruto 477 ita
  • the gray nineties download
  • download songs of balma movie
  • download chrome os rc
  • download emulatore ipod touch
  • download inferno na estrada
  • desconhecido download avi legendado
  • download livro antologia poetica olavo bilac
  • download videoclipuri pentru telefoane
  • download direito administrativo hely lopes meirelles
  • bowling games download for mobile
  • download dreams malayalam movie songs
  • crossing the chasm ebook download
  • z ro one night stand download
  • horrible bosses video download
  • download yoono firefox addon
  • download hp deskjet d1460 windows vista
  • rock songbook 1 download
  • download amen omen ben harper
  • pmp exam audio download
  • how to download real time
  • download rival schools for mame
  • motorola razr download ringtones
  • download core ftp windows 7
  • bava bavamaridi mp3 download
  • download te parece poco toby love
  • download queen in hyun's man episode 1
  • download el hombre en busca de sentido de viktor frankl
  • isang bandila rivermaya mp3 download
  • mausam aayenge jayenge mp3 download
  • download gone wiz juicy j
  • download lagu suzy winter child
  • download hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy epub
  • download bol na halke song
  • download wired for ipad
  • download sophos virus definitions
  • download lagu ending naruto shippuden
  • suden ataque br download level up
  • kodak 5250 printer download
  • project runway download 8 temporada
  • download 96000 in the heights for free
  • download nfs save editor 1.27
  • ayrton senna roda viva download
  • samurai vs ninja download
  • download ios 5 beta 2 iphone 4 gsm
  • download vogue knitting fall 2012
  • ricky gervais podfather download
  • naxos download classical music
  • human vs zombies download
  • filezilla download list of files
  • rowdy rathore songs download on mobile
  • download pierdavide carone ti vorrei
  • download mkv 1080p player
  • download beethoven 9th symphony ode to joy
  • mA?sica caipira gospel download
  • frank ocean pyramids snl download
  • download wolfram mathematica activation key
  • download faces of death for free
  • der affiliate kAnig 3.0 download
  • download u kiss i like you
  • download bisoncam nb pro xp driver
  • xiii century gold edition download
  • allan pease ebook download
  • woh lamhe mp3 download
  • download activesync vista x64
  • download cars 2 ita nds gratis
  • nicu paleru asta i nunta anului download
  • download realtek ac97 win7
  • clive cussler ita download
  • download deeper nelson freitas
  • download command and conquer 3 kane's wrath patch
  • download pumpin lucky project
  • download golmaal returns movie
  • dastan e mujahid exersice download
  • download film salo the 120 days of sodom
  • download ben 1o cosmic destruction
  • free download roisin murphy dear miami
  • download zipx file software
  • download projects for mca
  • uc player download for nokia c5
  • boney m free download christmas songs
  • download falamansa mtv ao vivo 2005
  • brother hl 2270dw installation download
  • avatar last airbender download episodes
  • download cotton eyed joe rednex mp3 free
  • download gregorian mp3 gratis
  • free download of nuvve audio songs
  • download pop on acid afrojack
  • download royal rumble 1996
  • download rahman baba kalam by imran
  • download of baddest boy by wizkid
  • make me bald download pc
  • aao na free download song
  • download uniblue registrybooster 2009
  • download principle of marketing by philip kotler
  • una storia d'amore jovanotti download
  • fifa o8 game download
  • download song ennamo edho
  • starkey dark alley download mp3
  • download dpm 2012 rtm
  • download dance videos of saroj khan
  • download born in the box
  • download latest version of iboot
  • przepis na A?ycie 14 download
  • download viki for mac
  • download lagu bahasa kalbu ttdj
  • download album black theama mp3
  • shreya ghoshal songs download songs.pk
  • call of duty digital download
  • rokstarr taio cruz download zip
  • download biblia cornilescu pentru telefon
  • outlook connector download windows 7
  • brood war hack download
  • lemming game download windows 7
  • filme 5 anos de noivado download
  • magicdisc download windows 7 64 bit