Margie Hearron

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Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

As fans and followers of Nobel Prize-winning writer and philosopher Albert Camus are celebrating the centennial of his birth today, people of many faiths and no faith at all do well to remember his legacy when it came to religion. Most importantly, as an unbeliever, Camus offers a powerful …

Atheism

Jars Of Clay

Rdio Hops On The Radio Bandwagon With Pandora-Style Stations Based On Your Friends

Mainstream music fans don’t want to constantly choose what to listen to, so streaming services are embracing radio. The latest is Rdio, whose new Friend FM turns your friends’ listening activity and social connections into non-stop streams. It’s also added a traditional Pandora-style You FM station …

Tame Wants To Help Hacks, Flacks, And Other Social Media Types Tame The Noise On Twitter

Twitter has become a boon to journalists wanting to break news. It’s also great for surfacing content relevant to niche topics or specific industries if you follow the right users. However, the realtime and unfiltered nature of those constant updates means that if you follow too many sources it …

Rich Mullins - The Color Green

America's Religious Future: Dechristianization (Not Secularization)

What is this country coming to? Anyone who pays attention to religion in America can see monumental changes and conflicts affecting the present and looming in the future. And anyone with a smidgen of historical awareness knows that religion has always been at the core of American society.<p>Americans …

Religion

The Jesus Hermeneutic

<i>By What Authority</i>? (Luke20:2)<p>This might seem like a short but heavy introduction to a book of meditations, but I want to be clear from the beginning about where I get the authority and confidence to talk the way I do. I do not want you to think the meditations in this book are just my personal …

Theology

Church of England makes Chichester child abuse apology

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/992000/992864_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522281037_61c9fc887dd61ec96df11ee5b976ad66<p><b>The Church of England has formally apologised for past child abuse by Anglican priests and its own "serious failure" to prevent it.</b><p>The ruling General …

Christianity

Defending Paula Deen: what the national reaction can teach us about race

There has been a lot of press about the recent lawsuit filed against Paula Deen, alleging (among other things) that she tolerated blatant racism …

Vine Fights Instagram With Biggest App Update Yet

Vine, Twitter’s six-second looping video-sharing app, has just launched some new features to the app, including a redesigned camera, categories for various vine genres, and the ability to revine people’s existing Vines.<p>The update brings some much-asked-for features to the social network, and also …

6 Things Christians Should Just Stop Saying

It is time.<p>No, it is past time.<p>Christians must stop saying the following things.<p><b>1. The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God.</b><p>It isn't inerrant and not likely even in the "original manuscripts." But then, I cannot say that with absolute certainty, anymore than anyone else can either.<p>Why? …

Hung Up

9 Jesus Quotes About The Poor

What did Jesus say about poverty? Today's news is full of speculation and debate about the national debt, taxes and potential cuts to vital programs that serve those in need. However, the conversation often seems overly caught up in the minutiae of politics and media coverage rather than the real …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom marries smartphone and camera

Catering to customers who want a point-and-shoot camera built into their smartphones, Samsung offers an Android device with a 16-megapixel camera and 10x zoom lens.<p>Samsung's S4 Galaxy Zoom -- which combines an Android smartphone with a 16-megapixel camera and 10x zoom lens -- is real.<p>The model …

Samsung Galaxy

Change privacy settings for shared posts in Facebook for Android

Forgot to set the correct privacy settings on a post before you shared? Here's a quick tip about today's update that lets you fix sharing settings on any post.<p>When sharing a post from the previous version of Facebook for Android, you may have forgotten to tap the itsy-bitsy people-sharing icon …

Android News

Customize your Android home screen

Breathe new life into your Android phone with these excellent apps and utilities.<p>Android is, by its very nature, a flexible and customizable platform. In fact, that is probably my favorite of its many features.<p>I love nothing more than to tweak and fiddle with my smartphones and tablets, changing …

Web Design

Gmail for Android, web to get tabbed inboxes to reduce clutter

Google has been working to reduce the clutter in our inboxes for some time and has just announced a sizeable update to Gmail, both on the web and on …

Twitter for Android adds expandable notifications, picture attachment previews

The official Android Twitter client today got an update that offers a few new features, bringing it even more in line with some of the better …

Google Music All Access coming 'soon' to iOS

Google will bring its new streaming music service to iPhones and iPads this summer, possibly within a few weeks, says a company executive.<p>Google Music All Access, the company's streaming music service, will come to Apple iOS sometime this summer, according to a Google executive.<p>Speaking at the D11 …

Google Play

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

So many models, so many options, so many carriers, so many changes, so many updates. Is it just enough already?<p>There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some …

Mobile

Acer all-in-one will run Android

Update: Acer's all-in-one sports a 21.5-inch screen and runs Android. Note that the chip inside is from ARM not Intel. Pricing is expected to be under $500.<p><b>Update: This article was originally posted on May 30 at 1:31 PM PDT.</b><p><i>Updated on May 31 at 1:35 p.m. PDT: corrects processor. Though the system</i> …

Acer

The new and improved Drive for Android (pictures)

Easy add<p>Find what you're looking for<p>Pocket editor<p>Conversation starter<p>A new face<p>Caption by Jaymar Cabebe / Photo by Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET<p>1<p>of 6<p>Easy add<p>Caption by Jaymar Cabebe / Photo by Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe/CNET<p>2<p>of 6<p>Find what you're looking for<p>Caption by Jaymar Cabebe / Photo by …

Gear & Gadgets

It's Time for a New New Testament

More than 75 otherwise unknown documents from the early Christ movements of the first and second centuries have been discovered in the sands of Egypt, the markets of Cairo, or in unprocessed sections of European and Near Eastern libraries in the past 150 years. As these documents have been …

Christianity

Why Christians Were Denied Access to Their Bible for 1,000 Years

The Council of Nicaea called by the Emperor Constantine met in 325 C.E. to establish a unified Catholic Church. At that point no universally sanctioned Scriptures or Christian Bible existed. Various churches and officials adopted different texts and gospels. That's why the Council of Hippo …

Theology

Church Of England Unveils Plan For Women Bishops In 2015

(Reuters) - The Church of England published a plan on Friday to approve the ordination of women bishops by 2015, a widely supported reform it just missed passing last November after two decades of divisive debate.<p>It said the new plan, outlined in a document signed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin …

The Dangers of Christian 'Marriage Worship'

I've written before about the seemingly contrasting messages we offer to young people in church about sex and sexuality:<p><i>Sex is dirty; save it for someone you marry someday.</i><p>Umm, what? Granted, we walk a narrow rhetorical tightrope when discussing sex with our kids. If we tell them it's actually …

Divorce

Gay Marriage in Minnesota: Another Milestone Is Reached

Oh, Minnesota! With the the state senate passing marriage equality late yesterday, and Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill into law today, let's sit back for a minute and assess the history you've made.<p>Almost one-quarter of the states will now have marriage equality, with Minnesota becoming …

LGBTQI

The Clergy: Titles and Responsibilities

In Europe, "minister" is used to refer to a high-level official in government -- for example, the prime minister, foreign minister, minister of transportation, or minister of a particular department of government. In the United States "minister" is used to refer to the leader of a church, …

United States

The Damaging Effects of Shame-Based Sex Education: Lessons From Elizabeth Smart

A couple months ago, several Christian bloggers created a conversation about the potentially harmful aspects of idolizing virginity and purity. While I think that abstinence is a great goal for kids (and one I will encourage for my own), I also believe that it is vitally important that we not use …

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