Category: Technology


Hello, again

It’s interesting to reflect on how much the Internet has changed in only a few years.

Back in the mid-1990’s, I set up my very first website, and a few years later registered the jodiemcneill.com domain name.

There was a time when a personal website was the main way that a person would have a presence on the World Wide Web.

Fast forward to the present era, and Facebook has really become the web-within-the-Web for so many people.

Perhaps this is the reason that I’ve not posted on this website for several years.

Nonetheless, it still seems worthwhile to have this website going, not only for the fact that it provides an interesting archive of my contributions to the online world over a few decades.

One thing is clear, however: the site is really a little out of date.

God willing, I’ll get a newer photo up soon, and probably try and blow away some of the cobwebs in the WordPress installation, including, maybe, a newer theme.

So, watch this space.

Ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder? It’s a term coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book ‘Last Child in the Woods’.

For a powerful explanation of the effects of this disorder on our society, check out this great Youtube video:

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All the more reason to get outdoors!

 

We are on the cusp of a coming relationship crisis.

Since people can download podcasts from great Bible teachers, and since people can access great libraries of theological books and articles at their digital fingertips, it is more important than ever that our small groups enable people to connect with each other as a context for enjoying and understanding their connection with God.

People need people more than ever.

Find out my solution by reading today’s blog here at sydneyanglicans.net

Many people like the idea of using laser skirmish to provide a technological ‘upgrade’ to classic wide games such as ‘Capture the Flag’. However, some people have raised concerns at the idea of promoting shooting games in a Christian environment.

I’d consider the idea of creating a purpose-built laser skirmish battlefield at Youthworks Outdoors with the latest simulation weapons for those who might like to take advantage of it, and to offer an alternative activity for groups whose leaders or teachers find this unappealing.

But, would it be grossly unpopular and potentially offensive to the majority? Would you let your school or youth group dress up in camouflage and play war games in the bush? Or would you find the very notion to be antisocial and insensitive?

Read the full article at sydneyanglicans.net and get on board with the comments!

Now that PowerPoint has become passé, what is the next big thing we should use to display our song words?

Check out my latest post at sydneyanglicans.net and give me your thoughts as to what you think is the Next Big Thing.

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