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Ben Lemery
On this journey, I expect to find many things out about myself and others.
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I am making some changes and one of them is this blog. Over the past year, I enjoyed talking about the church, issues that we are dealing with and some personal stuff. However, I am pretty much done with this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
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I am reading the book "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World" by David Kirkpatrick. The book is giving a well-detailed of how Facebook came to be the powerhouse it is today. Much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I was driving to San Jose on Friday night. "Driving over the hill" as we call it here in Santa Cruz, persists of a two lane, winding highway of diverse drivers in a very small space. I liken it to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
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Last Friday, I saw that the director of The Nines had opened up this year's event for people to be nominated and then voted on. I watched many of last year's videos and felt that they were good and bad.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Hey, it's one of those weeks that simply dragged on and many people I know are stressed. Laugh a little bit at some of these YouTube videos. And my recent favorite, Justin Bieber smacking his head on the door, makes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I have a few things on my mind so here is the list: I love when this blog is being translated into other languages through Google. Today someone translated it it into Polish. Because I am a quarter Polish, this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I was amazed at how many people who advocate for social justice, giving your money to the poor and making sure that people have clean water in Africa were so willing to put down $200+ for an Iphone4 yesterday. Most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Andrew Marin recently blogged about his experience where a conservative radio talk show host asked him if homosexuality is a sin; in fact, the talk show host asked ten different ways to try and get an absolute answer. Marin instead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I love this short message. Let it spark something in you to begin your week. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Yesterday, the NCAA came out with their punishment for infractions that the University of Southern California committed during the 2004-2005 football season but also over the last four years in men's basketball and women's tennis. As an athletic department, this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
John Wooden passed away this past weekend and if words in the dictionary had pictures next to them, his face would be next to the words leadership, character and ethics. With the news of USC's NCAA infractions being judged and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I remember back in seventh grade, Mrs. Ranzinger at the Catholic school I attended had a banner up in the hall that said, "Reading makes you a better writer and writing makes you a better reader." At that time I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple unveiled the new IPhone 4 or IOS 4. Annually, the church of Apple gathers for this one big event where the hottest, game changing devices are introduced and marketed as the next must-have object to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
At the moment I am reading Malcolm Gladwell's book "The Tipping Point." It is intriguing to read the many examples he cites in what creates a "tipping point." A tipping point is an idea that little changes can have big... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Maybe I am slightly annoyed by how much conferences cost or that events that tend to focus on quite a few social justice issues seem to spend a lot of money on experiential (maybe consumeristic) items. Maybe I am just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Currently in my Google Reader, I have 109 blog feeds that I am following. For the most part, I skim and read every single article that goes through daily, which can be close to 200 on a weekday and 100... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
It seems Tony Steward is on a roll of mind bending posts and in his post "How Important Is Serendipity" he writes: "It is more important to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right people,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I recently received an email from a ministry stating that their finances were not in a very good place and that to keep the ministry going they would need $20,000 plus dollars by next week. On top of that, they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I love the way God places inspiration in our hearts. In the future, I hope to share some posts of people I find to be inspiring different places of the world. I found this video of "The Call to Christ"... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
The Porn Event is happening this week at Lifechurch.tv. In light of that, I decided to share some of my journey regarding this. It is always an honor to guest post with Lifechurch and the ministry they are doing is... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Now onto the flip side of the discussion. There are some imperative arguments that need to be made regarding young adults, their character and the consequences of continued patterns. In today's information overload era, young adults feel that they know... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
The main issue that older adults (OAs) have towards young adults (YAs) is that they don't know how to submit to authority and serve. I would say this is relatively accurate blanket statement to make. This is a problem that... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Last week, I began the conversation on why young adults are not attending church. This is a very personal discussion for me because I am feeling the struggle of finding a community where you can give back while getting poured... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
I was reviewing some past journal writing and found an entry that seemed to stir my heart again. I thought I would share some of it with you. When I write for myself, thoughts seemed to be sprinkled throughout, just... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture
Christianity vs. Humanism. Quite the battle of the ages. Thoughts? Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Ben Lemery | Church & Culture