Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Be careful little lips . . .

James 1:19 - "Therefore, my beloved brethren, let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to get angry."

Speaking of 'slow to speak', here are a couple of links relevant to the pros and cons of 21st century (cyber) communication.  First, a helpful blog post entitled "Shallow Knowledge" deals with the way we learn.  As a Bible/Greek student, I find this post highly relevant to Bible Software programs as well.  Second, "John Mark Reynolds, public speaker and director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University," addresses the problems of internet discourse and what bloggers can do to raise the level of conversation on the internet in this mp3.  

The cliff notes: It seems that for the first time in history, we have a form of communication which is both highly informal and highly permanent.  Our 'online' conversations may be with us forever, viewed by anyone (friend or enemy), and left in an obscure corner of cyberspace without any good context.  

Be careful little lips what you say!

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