- Social Media Proof Your Marriage. Here are some ways to take preventative measures and put some guard rails on your relationship : Until Facebook Do Us Part? ►► Password Sharing ►► Joint Accounts ►► Limit Private Messaging! beliefnet.com
- The Unseen Shackles of Muslim Social Media Activism
- Other Tactics Muslims are Using in Social Media
- Muslimah Media Watch: Media activism and Muslim choreographies of social change Journalism October 2013 14: 852-867
- Digital Social Media On September 10, 2012 - by Sheikh Nuh [Sufi perspective]
- The Sufi Dance of Social Media
- The New Social Media and the Arab Spring Dr. Natana J. DeLong-Bas
- WHEN PRIVATE BECOMES PUBLIC : THE ETHICAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Ethics in Practice for Registered Nurses
- White Evangelicals Use Social Media More Than Other Religious Groups. Survey prompts debate on how to best measure online religiosity
- Facebook Fatwa: Saudi Clerics, Wahhabi Islam and Social Media Jonathan Schanzer
- Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies: Notes from an Emerging and Infinite Field (Muslims in Global Societies Series) Thomas Hoffmann
- The Social Media Wars: Sunni and Shi'a Identity Conflicts in the Age of Web 2.0 and the Arab Spring Magdalena KAROLAK
- Egypt Unshackled: Using social media to @#:) the System Denis G. Campbell
- Isma'ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) Jonah Steinberg
Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Edward W. Said
- What Would Jesus Post?: Seven Principles Christians Should Follow in Social Media Brian D. Wassom
- It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens danah boyd
- Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) Dwight J. Friesen
- The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways Meredith Gould
- Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society) Daniel Trottier
- God's Facebook: Creating a Friendship of Civilizations in a Terror-ridden World Najmus Saquib
- The Church of Facebook: How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community Jesse Rice
- Searching to Serve: Recruiting Kingdom Workers Online James Nelson
- The Gospel According to Facebook: Social Media and the Good News Bruce H. Joffe
- Who's In Your Orbit?: Beyond Facebook - Creating Relationships That Matter Mike Muhney
- The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church Bruce Reyes-Chow
- 10 Ways to Build Community on Your Church's Facebook Page Mary Beth Stockdale
- Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media Phil Cooke
- Social Media in an Anti-Christian World (Social Media in 2012 and Beyond) Lance Henderson
- The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication Justin Wise
- Going Social: A Practical Guide on Social Media for Church Leaders Terrace Crawford
- Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds Heidi A. Campbell
- Digital Witness: A Social Media Primer for Churches Joel Southerland
- Social Media: Is KILLING You And You Don't Even Know It! - I Will Show You WHY Social Media Is Messing Up Your Life & What You Can Do About It (Social ... Buddhism, Happiness, Productivity, Zen) William Wyatt
- Teachable Moments: Using Everyday Encounters with Media and Culture to Instill Conscience, Character, and Faith Marybeth Hicks
- The Evolution of Gods: The Scientific Origin of Divinity and Religions Ajay Kansal
- The Social Resource - Translating Social Media into Business Sharad Gandhi
- What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues David Coady
- From the Dance Hall to Facebook: Teen Girls, Mass Media, and Moral Panic in the United States, 1905-2010 Shayla Thiel-stern
- The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet Brandon Vogt
- Facebook Confessions (Upload A Status) Ryedel Barnes
- Together: Adults and Teenagers Transforming the Church Jeff Baxter
- Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit Emily Liebert
- The Parent's Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Benefits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World Shawn Marie Edgington
- Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox, Discern, and Decide About Social Media Kyle Tennant
- Godwired: Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality (Media, Religion and Culture) Rachel Wagner
- Social Media Policy Workbook for Jewish Organizations Lisa Colton
- 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide Melanie Mathos
- Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca Marla Alupoaicei
Meditation in the Age of Facebook and Twitter - Personal development through social meditation - from shamanism to transhumanism
Ajit V Jaokar
From the archives:
- Anglican Church issues 9 Twitter commandments
- Online religion and social media - The Church of Facebook
- Digital tools as an aid in spiritual journey by STEVE BONESHO
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
- Miranda Barbour ‘Satanic’ Craigslist killer
- Spiritual Unplugging, Or What to Do When There is Wifi at the Ashram
- The Rapture of the Nerds. TIME investigates new religion, Tersasem, that suggest technology looks and acts like a god
- These Social Media Nuns Are Winning The Internet www.huffingtonpost.com
- Bible League International Thinks Religious Leaders Should Be Using Social Media More
- Facebook removes page of preacher using social media to back jihadists
www.theguardian.com Using social media to idenitify & resist religious extremism, as FB pulls jihadist preacher page
- Americans wary of futuristic science, tech www.cnn.com -- Report finds Americans wary of futuristic science and technology
- Interfaith Dialogue: Charity: A Case for Convergence in the Muslim and Christian Faith Traditions Dennis B. Nickerson
- Discipleship and Dialogue: New Frontiers in Interfaith Engagement Essays in Honour of Dr. Israel Selvanayagam Eric J.Lott
- World's first 'inter-religious' Easter egg created by British restaurant, Daily Mail
- China's Exploding Christian Population Still Facing Persecution. National Review Online
- Tant: Extremists pervert their religion http://onlineathens.com
- The Nice Girl Trap beliefnet.com Are you too nice? Do you feel obligated to do and be everything? Do you feel you can never do enough? If you’re answering “YES!”, you’ve probably fallen into “the nice girl trap” … here’s how to get out!!
- Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation Richard Rohr O.F.M
- Combining Prayer and Meditation BellaOnline
- Faith healers sentenced to prison; abusive church continues
- Lawmaker seeks to remove Christian Scientists’ religious exemption
- Idaho’s faith healing exemption targeted following child deaths
- AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult member on trial
- FLDS cult’s ranch to be seized
- Orval Brewery needs more Trappist monks; US gets first Trappist Beer
Thursday, April 17, 2014
1. Bad proofs that God exists
2. Bad proofs that God does exist that are supposed to be good
3. Search-engine cop-out
4. Download your brain to a computer
5. Play a game instead
The US is not as diverse as you might think; East Asia is the world's most religiously diverse region; Africa has lots of diversity along the Christian-Muslim divide; The Middle East is extremely homogenous — with key exceptions
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Rules Of Being Human:
Probable source: Sanskrit (Hindu / Dharmic philosophy)
1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long asyou live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life.
2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called Life. Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you think you need.3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.Growth is a process of trial, error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success. Maybe more.4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned.A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and ultimately your behavior) then you can go on to the next lesson.5. Learning lessons does not end.There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live there will be something more to learn.
6. “There” is no better than “here”.
When your “there” has become a “here” you will simply discover another “there” that will again look better than your “here.” Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have.7. Others are merely mirrors of you.You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly.
8. What you make of your life is up to you.You have all the tools and resources you need. What you create with those tools and resources is up to you. Remember that through desire, goal setting and unflagging effort you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success.
OR a variation in a book:9. The answers lie inside of you.The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust yourself
If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott (1998)
The Ten Rules For Being Human:
1. You will receive a body.2. You will be presented with lessons.3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.4. Lessons are repeated until learned.5. Learning does not end.6. "There" is no better than "here."7. Others are only mirrors of you.8. What you make of your life is up to you.9. All the answers lie inside of you.10. You will forget all of this at birth.
An adapted version: By Kevin Kelly:
RULES FOR BEING HUMANMostly by Cherie Carter-Scott; Additions by me
Please study this manual before you are born.
You will receive a body. Quality varies. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours for the entire period.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life."
Your assignment is to figure out what your assignment is. It will take all your life to complete this assignment.
Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
You will be graded not on what you accomplish, but on how you achieve.
What you respond to (love or hate) in other people is merely a mirror of yourself. This program called life provides other people around you so they can illuminate the inside of you. You can not understand yourself without them.
You have been provided with ALL the tools and resources you need for your lessons. You lack nothing essential.
Greatness is overrated; happiness not promised. The only thing guaranteed is a full 3D sensorama (highest resolution, smell and taste included) with unlimited opportunities to use matter, energy, and love to affect others and to create.
Try to make new mistakes.
Good results come from treating others the way you want to be treated.
Don’t be distracted by the successes of others. Your assignment will be unique. You can’t get to the next level imitating someone else.
Everything will turn out okay in the end. If everything is not okay, it is not the end.
You will forget all this.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Books (text) and Audio (recitations of the Chapter, Maryam):
- Sharing Mary: Bible and Qur'an Side by Side Marlies ter Borg
- The Life of Holy Mary As Related in the Quran and the Bible Batool S.Arastu
- Mary of the Koran: A meeting point between Christianity and Islam Rev. Nilo Geagea
- The Story of Mary and Jesus in the Quran: Reprinted from the Meaning of the Holy Quran Abdullah Yusuf Ali
- Mary: The chosen woman : the Mother of Jesus in the Quran : an interlinear commentary on SuÌrat Maryam (Quran: interpretation in context) AhÌ£mad ZakiÌ MansÌ£uÌr HÌ£ammaÌd
- Mary in the Qur'an: A Literary Reading (Routledge Studies in the Qur'an) Hosn Abboud
- Christ Jesus, Son of Mary: A Muslim Perspective Adil Nizamuddin Imran
- Sura 19: Mary (Maryam) Dr. Rashad Khalifa
- Mary AND Jesus IN Islam Yasin Jibouri
- Sura Maryam, Mary, Sourate maryam, Marie, Mary, Ayat 65-98 Abdelbasset Mohamed Abdessamad
- Sura Maryam, Mary, Sourate maryam, Marie, Mary Cheikh Saad Al Ghamidi
- Sura Maryam, Mary, Sourate maryam, Marie, Mary Cheikh Saoud Al Cherim
- Sura Maryam, Mary, Sourate maryam, Marie, Mary Cheikh Machari Rashed El Afassi
- Sura Maryam, Mary, Sourate maryam, Marie, Mary Cheikh Adel El Kalabany
- A Muslim the Quran and Jesus the Son of Mary akef tayem
- Jesus - The Prophet Who Didn't Die: An Islamic and Quranic explanation about Jesus, Mary, and other fundamentals of Christianity IqraSense
- Mary and Jesus in Islam Yasin T Al-Jibouri
- The Signs of Jesus' Second Coming Harun Yahya
- Stories from the Quran: Mary and the Angel AND The Baby Jesus Speaks Bk. 5 Dalia Salaam
- 'Isa Wa Maryam Fi-I Qur'an Wu-I Tafasir/Jesus and Mary in the Qur'an and Qur'Anic Exegesis (Arabic Edition) Yusuf K. Khoury
- Jesus and Mary in the Noble Qur'an Aise A sli SANCAR
On the same shelf:
- The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature (Convergences: Inventories of the Present) Tarif Khalidi
- Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity Nabeel Qureshi
- Muslims, Christians, and Jesus Participant's Guide: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships Carl Medearis
- Why do Islam and Muslims Honor Jesus (known as Christ) and Mary?: Why do Islam and Muslims Honor Jesus (known as Christ) and Mary?