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Archive for April, 2008

Pray as you go: technology and prayer

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I recently learned about a great website from a friend who has it set as her home page in her browser. Jesuit Media Initiatives has created pray-as-you-go, a daily podcast for a guided prayer time of about ten minutes. I’ve bookmarked it and now am trying to develop the habit of taking a prayer break […]

Aging, technology, and ministry

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Even though today’s seniors are more tech savvy than ever before, as people get older, their ability to deal with complex technology often declines. I sometimes wonder how those of us who are totally dependent on our computers and/or PDAs for everything will handle it when we start getting confused and forgetting passwords, having difficulty […]

Online “friends”

Friday, April 18th, 2008

I had a conversation last night, in person, with a real life friend, about how the meaning of the word “friend” is being diluted these days, thanks to the influence of social networking sites like Facebook. A whole generation is growing up thinking that a “friend” is a contact, someone you are linked to by […]