Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound.

Summary: “When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age.”

Read more at: http://bit.ly/skimreading

Digitally mine from: www.theguardian.com

 

Babel Fish Needed

Summary: “Translation is inevitable and essential. Our thinking is constrained, if not confined, by the language we use. Metaphors and analogies make important connections bringing understanding.”

Read more at: http://bit.ly/fish-translator

Digitally mined from: musingsonscience.wordpress.com

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YouVersion Bible Lens App: Mediating the Bible through Your Life

Summary: “Take a picture or pull one from your camera roll, and the app analyzes the context of the photo and automatically creates an “artistic,” “sharable” image, overlaying a relevant verse onto your picture. While the Bible Lens app purports to interpret moments of your life through the Bible, thus the idea of the “Bible lens,” it would be more accurate to say that the app lets you interpret Scripture through your life.”

Read more at: http://bit.ly/BibleLensApp

Digitally mined from: www.christandpopculture.com

 

Recollections of Thomas Merton’s Last Days in the West

Summary: “When I remember my last visit with Thomas Merton I see him standing in the forest, listening to the rain.  Much later, when he began to talk, he was not breaking the silence, he was letting it come to word.  And he continued to listen.  “Talking is not the principal thing” he said.”—Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Read more at: http://bit.ly/Merton-West

Digitally mined from: www.gratefulness.org


We’ve forgotten how to mend. Faith traditions can help.

Summary:We seem to share a sense that in our era of road rage, online insults and distrust of authority in all its forms, there has been a waning capacity to put things back together, even as brokenness abounds. At the same time, a common religious literacy, vocabulary and salience have waned..”

Read more at: http://bit.ly/MendingPeople

Digitally mined from: www.religionnews.com