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Facebook Nostalgia 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Facebook Nostalgia

Things from the past: Old hand-held potato masher, yellow plastic centers for 45s, a roller skate key. Do we remember our spiritual pasts? Should we?

At a Glance

Facebook, as we know, is not just a place to ruminate about political issues; it is also a forum in which to reminisce about the mostly forgotten and often mundane details of the past, such as metal ice cube trays and toy airplanes made out of balsa wood. But reflecting on all that's changed in our lives is not just another way to kill time on Facebook. The apostle Paul tells us it's an important aspect of our lives with Jesus.

Editors' Pick

For material based on the gospel reading, see "Prodigal Pants," March 18, 2007, at

Mom and Dad, ever since you joined Facebook, things have changed.

What used to be a place for 20-somethings to focus on mundane details of the present, such as the lingering effects of last night's party or pointless pictures of one's lunch, has more and more become a place to reminisce about the routine aspects of the past. Perhaps you've noticed that one game in particular is popular among the over-50 Facebook crowd. It's...

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