The Digital Feast 

Books, Magazines, and Newspapers

Digital may be the future, but print still looms large in the present fortunes of newspapers Summary: “Print-only looks to remain a distinct and substantial market segment for some time to come. Read more at: https://goo.gl/CzaxxH Digitally mined from:...

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Jesus Was a Storyteller

Storyteller Summary: A few months ago, I came across this wonderful album “A Heartland Liturgy” by Jonathan Rundman. This song goes well with this offering of The Digital Feast and would work well in worship so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do....

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The Parable of the Vlogger

The Teacher said, “Once there was a Vlogger who scattered videos across the internet. One day he uploaded a few clever videos. Some of them were watched for a few minutes, and then people were distracted by other items in their news feed and all his hard work was lost...

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Midsummer Miscellany

If you swear a lot it may tell you how honest you are Summary: “The researchers say swearing is often used to express one’s feelings, which suggests people who do this more regularly portray themselves in a more honest light.” Read more at: https://goo.gl/WsMeYf...

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Clothing and Culture

In pictures: traditional dress around the world Summary: Clothing is not just something which covers our nakedness. It reflects the environment, culture, and lifestyle in which we engage with our local communities and the broader world. This article has brief stories...

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The Spice of Life

The Secret History of the World's Priciest Spice Summary: “Saffron has a long and colorful history. You may be surprised by how it is made.” Read more at: https://goo.gl/qZhdSX Digitally mined from: www.nationalgeographic.com   Don’t toss those old spices you...

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The Emotional Spectrum

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss: An Extraordinary Letter to His Mother Summary: “Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be, “Joan Didion observed in her classic meditation on loss. Abraham Lincoln, in his moving letter of...

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The Preacher, the Sermon, and the Story

Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers Summary: For some time, the death of the sermon has been touted from both religious and secular sources. However, this Gallup poll seems shows otherwise. For other interesting poll results…. Read more at:...

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Slacking and Productivity

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too Summary: “When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their work, but not their days. Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/gZlhbQ...

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Seize the Moment! (Carpe Momentum!)

Time, Memory, Marriage, and What Makes Us Who We Are Summary: ““Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” Read and watch at: https://goo.gl/VPviWP...

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