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Own Your Feed: Save Your Attention (and, maybe, the World?) with RSS

TL;DR: RSS is the best way to follow content online. My feed is here. Try something like Feedly if you’re new to RSS, though the options for how RSS can make your relationship with online media more healthy and meaningful are countless. It’s been over 2 years since I deleted of all my social media accounts, and with them, all the attention sucking newsfeeds and updates that came with them....

November 17, 2022 · 18 min · Josh
Hopeful History: Smallpox, and the Cow that Saved A Billion Lives

Hopeful History: Smallpox, and the Cow that Saved A Billion Lives

When I was a kid, I hated history class. To me, it was nothing more than a list of names, dates, and facts about wars and dead people that I was required to memorize. I never saw how it actually applied to my life. But in last few years, I’ve started to LOVE history — largely because I’ve come across amazing stories and nuggets of history that I think are really worth talking about, but which we largely don’t....

May 19, 2022 · 13 min · Josh Müller
Matthew 5 : A Re-Translation for Today

Matthew 5 : A Translation for Today

Download Audio Blessed are those who do not jump to conclusions, for they will see the world with unveiled eyes. Blessed are those who humbly assume they’re not right about everything. They will inherit understanding. Blessed are those who react with sadness instead of outrage, for their tears are seeds that will grow into trees of joy. Blessed are those who love vehemently, unconditionally, and indiscriminately, for they will be beacons of hope in an ultra-polarized world....

October 20, 2020 · 5 min · Josh

3 Reasons It’s Time to Update our Relationship Status with Social Media

Download audio /mp3/social-media-dtr.mp3 “Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.” Twelve years ago, I spent a week at summer camp like I had many summers before. And just like those many summers before, at the end of camp my new friends and I exchanged our contact info so we could stay in touch after we all got home. In previous years, we would share our email addresses, our MSN accounts (remember those days!?), or in the rare cases of the closest of new friendships, we might share our phone numbers (this was back before any of us had cellphones, so this was actually for calling on the family landline — not for texting). ...

July 9, 2020 · 16 min · Josh
Thoughts on Guns

Thoughts on Guns

I read a book this year that convicted my heart more than any other (non-Bible) book that I've read in recent memory. I've been chewing on it for two months, and have been trying to figure out a way to share it... but I've struggled to put effectively into words what's been on my heart, so I haven't... However, seeing the story floating around about this most recent shooting in a church in Texas has stirred up my heart again... so bear with me as I try to work some of these emotions, experiences, and thoughts into intelligible sentences... ...

January 1, 2020 · 9 min · Josh