Zondervan gave me 'permission' to use Shane Hipps's new book, Flickering Pixels as a spring board for an 18-day blog adventure. There is one caveat: Only 10% of what is written on this site can directly quote the author. While this may not make the list in Leviticus, what I'm dealing with here is a copyright tithe. The other 90% of the book I have to burn. Don't worry, the publishers told me you could purchase through them ( USD $16.00), if you don't want my ashes.
The blog series is, foremost, a challenge to me--considering I average a post every 10 days, I am pressuring myself to write daily for nearly three weeks. (I will honor the Sabbath and keep it holy.) More importantly, though, I hope to join Flickering Pixels with the biblical narrative to develop what Hipps labels a 'theology of technology' (pg. 18).
My apologies to the author for using a medium as 'ill-suited for deep level analysis' as a blog to begin this conversation (pg. 146). Then again, I invite any reader of this blog to prove Hipps wrong and comment during the next 18 days. This is my medium. This is my message.
I invite you to explore Babel with me, and form a theology of technology. The building project may draw us closer to God. As Hipps writes, "Any serious study of God is a study of communication, and ... of the media and technology we use to communicate" (pg. 13).
Is anyone listening?
Integrity Check (these words included):
My Words: 266
Hipps' Words: 29
(NOTE: Let's consider the 10% a round figure....and always round down!)