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blogroll- cori’s blog April 2, 2007

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, South Africa.
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I’ve changed my blogroll. Will keep only a few links there from now om, which I mght change from time to time. But in the links page I will keep all the links I had, except a few, mostly those of some friends, who aint blogging at the moment. Will add them again when they start blogging. From time to time I’ll give some thougths on one of the blogs on the blogroll. This is the first one:  (more…)

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institutional church #2 – the internet and blog-o-sphere March 28, 2007

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, church, Emerging Church, theology.
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Most propably these posts won’t follow a very strict logic, but I’ll touch on a few different aspects. OK, so tonight. I started reading a little on what the internet and blog-o-sphere has to say on the institutional church. Now, anyone who has ever tried something like this would know, you will never have a finalized list. So if you come accross something interesting, leave a comment. And if you’ve written something yourself, definitely leave a comment or trackback.

This is not a systematic and complete review of everything (more…)

u/18’s blogging March 27, 2007

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, Youth Ministry.
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I just added some links to the blogroll, called “u/18’s blogging”. It’s some high school kids I have contact with who started blogging, just sharing their ideas and questions and stuff. Thought some of you might be interested. The “Piet Retief Jeug” blog is only in Afrikaans, the others are primarily in English.

bloglines on cellphone March 22, 2007

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, techie stuff.
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For the big cellphone fans reading, those of you who are constantly on your cellphone, and if anyone say something you wonder about, you immediately check it out (yes those who know we well enough might recognize the picture I’m sketching:-)), I just realised this morning that www.bloglines.com also has a WAP page, so it’s very effective to read RSS feeds from your cellphone. I used both Opera Mini 3.1 and my Nokia 6020 web browser to access it.

theology and medium March 22, 2007

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, Emerging Church, Emerging Culture, theology.
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OK, so before I even start on this one, I need to make this clear. I’m not out to get Rob Bell. I know this will be the second time in two weeks I say something critical while talking about Rob Bell, but it’s nopt against him. OK, that said…

Got thinking about this while jogging the other night (maybe I should go jog more often, then I’ll think more ofter). It’s interesting what the relation between how your theology is percieved and the medium you use to spread it is. In one of the podcasts from Emergent Village where Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt talked, they touched on this as well. (more…)

MXit and GoogleTalk November 10, 2006

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, Emerging Culture.
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For those of you using GoogleTalk and that have friends using MXit. You can invite your friends to MXit by sending the invite to their number@mxit.co.za (ex. 27820001122@mxit.co.za).

The Emerging MXit Culture November 10, 2006

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church, Emerging Culture.
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South Africa has seen an explosion in IM (Instant Messaging) usage in the past few months with the introduction of MXit. Currently there are over 2 million MXit users, and it’s rising at 10000 a day. Yet I have a feeling we still understand very little about the culture accompanying this phenomena. (more…)

Blogging and Church August 23, 2006

Posted by Cobus in Blogging and church.
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I’ve always considered myself to be quite on top of what technology has to offer. I come from a family where we were using computers long before most people, and using them in a much more extensive way than most.

But lately, and maybe it’s just since I finished school, I just can’t seem to keep up at all. I mean, a year ago I didn’t even know what blogging was! 5 years ago I joined some Teen Web Forums, but those were quite different.

But now I’m blogging. And more and more people are blogging. And more and more people inside the church are blogging, and blogging about the church. But what is the future of blogging and the church? Is it just the new train we are getting on, which in 5 years we will look back upon and wonder if it wasn’t a wast of time?

Or is there something deeper to this? Can we use blogging in a really usefull way to enrich the Christian Community?

Maybe check out this post to see some other thoughts on the topic

The state of the God Blogging Community – 17 October 2005