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My Blog Has Moved

posted by Tony Jones

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 […]

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Social Media for Pastors

posted by Tony Jones

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 […]

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Coming Back

posted by Tony Jones

I’ve taken a month hiatus from this blog, primarily for personal reasons.  In fact, I haven’t even read a blog in a month (with a few exceptions, including Zach’s series on gays in the church).  I’ve tried to breathe deeply […]

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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 […]

Religious Minnesota Bloggers…

posted by Tony Jones

…are profiled in a MinnPost story today.

Christianity21 Blogger & Networker Deal

posted by Tony Jones

At JoPa Productions we know how important leader networks and informal blog communities are for those working on new and emerging ways of Christianity. And, we know how important face-to-face meetings are in the development of these communities. So, we […]

Open Thread: How Much of the Blog to Syndicate?

posted by Tony Jones

If you are reading this in an RSS reader, please click on the post. See what I had to do there? Because if you, like me, read all of your blogs in an RSS reader, then you only see the […]

New RSS Feed…Again!

posted by Tony Jones

For some reason, and unbeknowst to me, the “Subscribe” box vanished from this blog a few weeks ago.  I asked the Bnet editors to put it back, which they did. And now I’ve discovered, thanks to some friendly tweeters, that […]

Whence Religion Coverage in the News?

posted by Tony Jones

The Dallas Morning News pioneered the Sunday “Religion” section in daily newspapers, launching it in 1994. They were quickly emulated by newspapers around the country, including my hometown newspaper, the StarTribune, which established a more politically-correct sounding “Faith and Values” […]

The Irony of the Young, Restless Reformers

posted by Tony Jones

So, I wrote a couple of posts over the weekend — “Why Jesus Died” and “Why Jesus Rose” — that affirmed a traditional and orthodox understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  But because I don’t afford the […]

Liveblogging Transforming Theology – Day 2

posted by Tony Jones

I’m at the inaugural Transforming Theology gathering: Rekindling Theological Imagination: Transformative Thought for Progressive Action.  Today we’re talking about the church. 9:16am – Harvey Cox, of Harvard, is giving his 5-minute statement.  He thinks there is an epochal shift coming […]

This Week

posted by Tony Jones

This week has been a light blogging week.  I even removed a post that I wrote yesterday about this because an emailer told me it was too inflammatory and mean-spirited. But, I’m flying off to SoCal today to participate in […]

Comment(s) of the Weekend

posted by Tony Jones

Paul asks, Hey does Tony ever post replies to the comments. I’m a long time lurker here at his blog and I notice he doesn’t really reply to criticism of his opinions here. What’s up with that? Cody replies, Paul- […]

RSS Feed

posted by Tony Jones

Here it is: http://blog.beliefnet.com/tonyjones/rss.xml

Comments

posted by Tony Jones

FYI, Captcha was disabled for about a week — we were listening to those of you who were frustrated with the Bnet comment interface.  As you might guess, we were inundated by spam comments during this time.  So, now we’re […]

More on (Virtual) Community

posted by Tony Jones

If you haven’t been following along there’s a great comment string under Monday’s post, Is Virtual Community True Community?, then you’re missing out. Particularly interesting, IMHO, are the comments from stay-at-home-moms Julie and Kristi about the great value of virtual […]

Is Virtual Community True Community?

posted by Tony Jones

Last week at the National Pastors Convention, Shane Hipps sat down with the guys from Out of Ur and talked about community, based on his new book, Flickering Pixels.  (Full disclosure: Shane is one of my very best friends — […]

The Limits of Blogging

posted by Tony Jones

Andrew Sullivan posted a graf from Alan Jacobs in which Jacobs argues that the “architecture” of blogs makes it impossible to honestly converse about important and weighty matters, like the existence of God.  This question is particularly compelling for this […]

Faith & Leadership

posted by Tony Jones

Jason Byassee, late of the Christian Century, is now at the helm of a new online offering from Duke Divinity School: Faith & Leadership: Where Christian Leaders Reflect, Connect, and Learn.  It’s a good looking site, and it should have […]

My Apologies

posted by Tony Jones

I had the best of intentions to post a “Mondays with Mark” and a reflection on Original Sin and Romans 5.  But, instead, I spent most of the day in doctors’ offices, at the pharmacy, getting another MRI, and being […]

Google Reader Fix

posted by Tony Jones

All of the Beliefnet blogs have been dropped from Google Reader because of some silliness with Feedburner.  If you, like me, are a Google Reader user, please resubscribe by clicking on this: http://blog.beliefnet.com/tonyjones/rss.xml

Got Books?

posted by Tony Jones

Do you like to read theology? And you’ve got a blog?  Then check this out from Tripp Fuller: I am helping to organize a series of conferences as part of a grant at school called Transforming Theology.  We will have […]

Who Decides Orthodoxy?

posted by Tony Jones

Yesterday I posted about the optionality of the Trinity.  A good debate ensued, which is exactly what I hoped.  And that brings me to my thought for the day: I think those of us committed to the social web will […]

The All New TonyJ.net

posted by Tony Jones

Thanks to the brilliance of Jon White, TonyJ.net has undergone an overhaul.  Once I decided to blog here at Bnet, it became clear that my own domain would serve a significantly different purpose, so Jon and I have worked together […]

Muchas Gracias, Keith, Carla, and Anthony

posted by Tony Jones

My deep, deep thanks to my guest bloggers last week: Keith DeRose, Carla Barnhill, and Anthony Smith.  They may continue to post this week to run out the string on their thoughts.  And I hope to have them back in […]

Singing the blues with Mr. Kanye West (Anthony Smith aka Postmodern Negro)

posted by asmith

“Find God in all things” – Saint Ignatius of Loyola “the blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, […]

A Week Unplugged

posted by Tony Jones

I cannot remember the last time that I unplugged completely, but that’s just what I’m doing starting today, though next Sunday.  No blogging; no tweeting; turning off my Facebook page, my email, and my phone. When I get back, I’m […]

Top 10 New Blogs

posted by Tony Jones

Of course, it’s the time for Top 10 lists.  Here’s my contribution, a listing of the best new blogs I discovered (or re-discovered) this year: 10. Gmail Blog: Of course you use Gmail, so of course you want the latest […]

Taking a Deep Breath

posted by Tony Jones

Well, if Andrew can take a week off, then any of us can.  I’ll be blogging lightly through the weekend, focusing instead on time with my kids.  Then, next week, I’ll unplug entirely, for the first time since I-can’t-remember-when.  I […]

Don’t Get Twitter?

posted by Tony Jones

Then do yourself a favor and read the Zen Habits post about Twitter.  Even if you never join, you won’t look like such a fool at dinner parties. (BTW, you can see my latest tweet on the right sidebar —–> […]

Adam on E-Friendship

posted by Tony Jones

Adam Walker-Cleaveland’s posts have lessened in both frequency and profundity since he graduated from Princeton Seminary and entered the workaday world of church ministry.  But occasionally he drops a gem that reminds us of why Pomomusings charted the course for […]

Twitters of Faith

posted by Tony Jones

There’s a new hashtag in the Twitterverse that’s attracting a lot of attention.  It’s called “Twitter of Faith,” the hashtag is #TOF, and the idea is that Tweeters would write out what they believe in 140 characters or less. If […]

A Note to Commentors

posted by Tony Jones

Hi there.  Welcome to my blog.  You may have found it because it’s been posted on some conservative website, and you feel it’s your duty to steer readers away from my false teaching.  Well, you’re welcome to do so. But, […]

My Blogging Rules

posted by Tony Jones

I imagine that I’ve got a smattering of new readers now that I’ve moved to Bnet, so let me reiterate my blogging rules, which I first iterated at theoblogy.blogspot.com and then at tonyj.net. 1) I do not edit my posts, […]

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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