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June 2009 Archives

I Guess I Needed More Time Off

posted by Tony Jones

I tried to jump back into the social media world this week, but I just couldn’t muster up anything interesting to write.  Life has been busy: I spent the entire last week with my kids — one of the greatest […]

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Cornerstone Festival

posted by Tony Jones

Next week, I’m speaking at the legendary Cornerstone Festival. I’ve never been. Have you?  What are your tips and hacks for my time at Cornerstone?

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The Genesis of Gender Roles

posted by Tony Jones

This summer’s conference for the Center for Biblical Equality will take place in St. Louis, July 24-26. And, scholarships are available for students. This year’s conference will address the formation of gender roles. Questions to be considered include: Are gender […]

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Lying Fallow

posted by Tony Jones

I’m in the woods of Wisconsin this week, speaking at a church camp for high school students. Plus, I haven’t got much to say. So I’m gonna recharge my blogging batteries and dive back in next week. Hope to see […]

The Greatest TV Show of All Time

posted by Tony Jones

Seinfeld

The Greatest City of All Time

posted by Tony Jones

Rome Photo courtesy of Wikicommons

The Greatest Exercise of All Time

posted by Tony Jones

The Biceps Curl (that’s not me)

The Greatest Novel of All Time

posted by Tony Jones

The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Religious Minnesota Bloggers…

posted by Tony Jones

…are profiled in a MinnPost story today.

The Greatest Rock Song of All Time

posted by Tony Jones

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

Death of Emergent Round-Up

posted by Tony Jones

Nick Fiedler: We didn’t want Emergent to become the new club, but we wanted it to organize so that through gatherings, cohorts, and online social networks it could create it’s own grouping and lovingly force some voices out into the […]

So, You’re Disappointed with Emergent…

posted by Tony Jones

Nick Fiedler is the latest to jump on the meme that emergent is fizzling, and he’s disappointed. I am loathe to respond to posts like his. In fact, I rarely read them because I find them utterly depressing, and they […]

Quote of the Day

posted by Tony Jones

It goes to Andrew Sullivan, who wrote of President Obama’s Cairo speech, At its heart, the speech sprang, it seemed to me, a spiritual conviction that human differences, if openly acknowledged, need not remain crippling. It was a deeply Christian […]

This Is Why We Elected Him

posted by Tony Jones

I had the good fortune of watching President Obama’s speech live from Cairo this morning, and it was masterful. There is and will be no dearth of commentary and analysis over the next few days, so I’ll just say this: […]

One Last Post on the Lectionary

posted by Tony Jones

More good comments under the second lectionary post (and here’s the first). So here are my concluding thoughts (for now). When I began working as a pastor at Colonial Church in 1997, David Fisher had just introduced the Revised Common […]

More on the Lectionary

posted by Tony Jones

It may seem a parochial concern, but the comments on the Revised Common Lectionary post last week have been very intriguing. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the comments of two members of the Consultation on Common Texts, especially. That’s the […]

Olberman Calls for a Boycott of Fox News

posted by Tony Jones

Disclosure: Beliefnet is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which also owns Fox News.

Didache Top Ten

posted by Tony Jones

Last Friday, I completed the first draft of a book on the Didache for Paraclete Press.  It’ll come out sometime this fall, but in the meantime, here’s a top ten list of my favorite lines from that wonderful little manual […]

Previous Posts

My Blog Has Moved
Dear Readers, After a year with Beliefnet, I've decided to move to my own domain for my blogging.  It's been a fine year -- some things worked, other things didn't.  But in the end, I'll be a better blogger on my own.  My thanks to the Bnet editorial staff; they've been very supportive. Ple

posted 12:13:57pm Nov. 13, 2009 | read full post »

The Most Important Cartoon of the Year
By Steve Breen, San Diego Tribune, October 18, 2009

posted 8:51:22am Oct. 25, 2009 | read full post »

Social Media for Pastors
Following up on Christianity21, we at JoPa Productions are developing a series of boot camps for pastors who want to learn about and utilize social media tools like blogging, Twitter, and Facebook.  These are one-day, hands-on learning experiences, currently offered in the Twin Cities and soon

posted 10:45:52am Oct. 22, 2009 | read full post »

Ending Christian Euphemisms: "Fundamentalist"
I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical as a stand-in for a particularly thin hermeneutic. Ther

posted 10:15:41am Oct. 21, 2009 | read full post »

Why You Should Get GENERATE
Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good it is.There have been several efforts to begin a paper j

posted 3:14:37pm Oct. 20, 2009 | read full post »

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