The Digital Feast 

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

The Power of Community

We must help people connect to The Story, the mystery of God and the universe, so that they can understand the significance of their lives as part of the body of Christ and the Great Pattern, what Jesus calls “the kingdom of God.” More than ever before, our species... read more

2016 in Science and Technology

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom!”  ― Isaac Asimov   Canada declares ‘high-speed’ internet essential for quality of life Summary: Broadband internet access has become a necessity in the 21st century yet is it essential for one’s quality... read more

Remembering Backwards and Forwards

“’It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ the White Queen remarked.” Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol   Google’s Year in Search Summary: Would you like to know what people were searching for on the internet? What were the top searches of 2016? Well, google... read more

Christmas is (almost) Here!

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”  ― Charles Dickens, A... read more