The Digital Feast 

Learning to Dialogue in a Digital World

No Good at Emoji? Don’t Give Up Summary: “I’m horrible at emoji—it’s like a foreign language for me. I always get “???” replies from friends. What should I do?” Read and watch at: Digitally mined from:   Sideways Dictionary Explains Complex Tech Jargon With Analogies Summary: “Tech... read more

Memory and Mentors

Sound waves boost older adults’ memory, deep sleep Summary: “Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and triples memory scores in older adults.” Read more a Digitally mined from   The “ludic loop” of checking email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all day Summary: “Slot machines are... read more

Mapping Our World and Our Lives

The Adorable Maps Today’s Cartographers Made as Kids   Summary: Have you ever wondered how someone got their start? Does a love for one’s work begin at an early age? Isn’t our work supposed to be a vocation rather than simply a job? Take a look at how these... read more

Community and Culture

Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest bring religion to Grammys Summary: ““They (black artists0 don’t see the secular and the sacred as being two different things. This is an animated universe with spirits and life and diversity and lots of modes of giftedness that are happening all... read more

Learning and Leading

If You Want to Learn Faster, Overclock Your Audio and Video Summary: “Skimming, after all, was how people dealt with the original info boom, the Gutenberg press. It produced such a flood of books and pamphlets that readers learned to vary their reading speed—sometimes zipping through pages, sometimes lingering... read more

Podcasts for Preachers

It’s often difficult to find the time for a study group with other ministers. Life gets busy and we just can’t seem to get our schedules to sync up so what do we do? This week’s digital feast will link you to podcasts which feel like a conversation and... read more

Art and Creativity

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — George Carlin   Reports of the Death of Religious Art Have Been Greatly Exaggerated Summary: “Most ‘pop art’ gives the impression that religious art has disappeared and no... read more

Mind Over Matter

  “The mind of the many is not the mind of God.” ― George MacDonald   When Our Memories Are Both Vivid and Wrong Summary: “Our ‘flashbulb memories’ of shocking events like the Challenger disaster or 9/11 seem sharp but are almost always inaccurate.” Read more at Digitally... read more

Thinking Machines

We are not thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.” ― Descartes Error. Antonio Damasio   The Touchy Task of Making Robots Seem Human—But Not Too Human Summary: “Sundar and his team study people’s reception of social robots, and found that robots that appear too human—not in a creepy,... read more

Rest and Ritual

We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life  Is rounded with a sleep. ― The Tempest. William Shakespeare   Viral Sleep Talking Recording Sheds Light On The Hilarious But Disturbing Nature Of Somniloquy Summary: “A viral sleep-talking recording posted to Vimeo is full of... read more