800

This, right here, is officially the 800th entry for “When EF Talks.” It’s a little hard to fathom, really. That’s a heck-of-a-lot ‘o writing over a heck-of-a-lot ‘o years.   By the numbers, we’ve had almost half a million reads (460,190, to be exact…) during that time. Eight hundred entries. 460,000 reads.(1) Wow… So, let […]

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Welcome, Again.

If you’re here, that means you found me! So, welcome to the new “When EF Talks!” The best/coolest thing about this move is that all the old entries ported over. I can already see that some of the formattings a bit wonky, but I’ll get around to fixing that eventually. As I said in my […]

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600

So, apparently this is my 600th blog entry. Yikes. That’s a whompin’ load ‘o writing. My blog’s title, of course, is a riff on the old EF Hutton ads that ran during the 70s and 80s. If you watched TV back then, you couldn’t help but see these ubiquitous commercials. Here’s one version… They repeated […]

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Blog Changes

After many years with the same layout, I’ve taken the plunge and changed my blog layout. It’s probably well beyond time for this. Change is good, and in the digital world that changes every day, it was probably silly to keep the same layout for almost a decade. The layout was tied to my website, […]

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Unplugging

¬†Two days ago, I blogged about not making resolutions, and concentrating on “interior intentions” instead. A friend sent this this great link from the NYT, called “The Joy of Quiet.” Seems to me this would be a pretty good “interior intention” for the year. Two of my favorite quotes from this piece: In barely one […]

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Resolve To Not Resolve

Didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions last year. Won’t this year either. And this is from a guy that used to make them regularly. More than this, I encourage you to join me. And I hold out a strange hope that you might find yourself achieving even MORE of your goals/resolutions if you do…er, don’t. […]

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500

According to Blogger, this is my 500th blog entry. That’s a whompin’ load ‘o writing, seems to me. Hard to imagine it, really. I started this blog using some software that no longer exists and whose name I can no longer recall. Then, I moved it to Rapidweaver, when I re-did my whole website, using […]

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Thanks to DACPA

Every now and then, the good folks at Dallas Area Progressive Christian Alliance, see fit to reprint stuff I’ve written or preached. They’ve done that with last week’s sermon (Jan. 24th) and you can read it at their site here. Many thanks to all of DACPA, and especially to Kim Bachelor for taking my notes […]

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The Machine is (Changing) Us: YouTube Culture and the Politics of Authenticity

Thanks to Kathryn P for posting this on Facebook. This is a great lecture from Michael Welch, talking about YouTube culture…which could actually be seen as Facebook culture, or blogger culture, I suppose. The point is, it’s a good analysis of where we are now with these new media outlets, and how they’re not necessarily […]

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