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A new way of connecting to the Internet promises insanely fast speeds using light instead of radio waves. But does the speed of information matter as much as its source?
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Relearning the Lord's Prayer," July 28, 2013, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Throw out the mash-up word "hi-fi" into your congregation this Sunday, and those with gray hair will smile, while the kids will start looking it up on their smartphones. For those old enough to remember, "hi-fi" stood for "high fidelity" -- a term born in the 1950s to describe records (yes, vinyl records) and stereo equipment that claimed to provide faithful sound reproduction. It was all about delivering the true sound intended by the artist, the crackling of the needle working the grooves of the record notwithstanding.
You don't hear that term much today, even though vinyl records are making an unexpected comeback. Who needs hi-fi,...