Thursday, June 1, 2017

selective attention fail?

Okay, you watched this video ,
But here's another "selective attention" test on the video:

What did the text/writing on Dave's car stereo say?

Do you remember?  Did you notice?
Click here for the answer...or just watch the video; it's particularly clear  at the very beginning and the very end (inclusio!) of the video.

Now for extra credit, post  in the comments below:

1)Did you catch it, and how did this make you feel? (No shame; most don't).
2)Your thoughts on the very provocative quotes from Kraybill (and Dave) at the link above (or here).

Note: if you don't have one of the listed accounts, just click to post as "anonymous" or guest.. but do be sure to leave your initials so you get the credit


  1. The title on the stereo was No Title, which went along with the quotes from Kraybill (and Just Dave) because God made us all with the intention of being equal. There for no Title is necessary when addressing people. This thought makes me feel a little awkward as I was raise some part of my life by my great and I was taught to always be respectful which include, Yes mam yes sir and addressing Doctor, when appropriate. This is a challenging thought for me.

  2. I did not remember the title until I went back and looked. I did however hear the beeping and was wondering if Dave was buckled or if his car was okay. I thought it was humbling that Dave is okay with being called just by his first name. This was hard for me, I am so used to saying Mr... or Mrs... I do not think there is anything wrong with titles I think it shows respect. I think the issue is people having a pretentious attitude because of their title. It was a simple reminder we are all people and a title does not make anyone more or less important.

  3. I caught the words in the car they were on the screen in green saying no file , I remembered this because twice you placed emphasis on this during the video. I felt that I should make a note since there are little Easter eggs like that hidden in the videos. My thoughts are that we should strive to live more collectively in the kingdom as equals under God. To do this it is very important to let go of vanity to let go off titles. We should work on the common goals of love respect and living by the word. KK from FPU class.

    1. I meant to put title lol.. it fits with the second questions theme as well ;)

  4. I did notice what the display said, "No Title." I too that this was going to be important to remember because you did go to it twice, but I want sure if you were showing us the numbers on the display or what it said. I had thought you were giving us a clue to your address at first by showing us the numbers. See this did not make me feel a particular way, except in the back of my head I knew there was a reason for it.

    "In one stroke, Jesus erases titles (Matt. 23:8-10). Tagging each other with titles has no place in the upside-down kingdom where everyone stands on equal ground" (226). This quote is a very interesting concept. Titles do give people seniority but in the Kingdom of God no one is above another person. The boss I work for is a doctor and he is also a very close family friend of mine as well. However, when we are not at work I still cannot bring myself to call him by his first name I still address him as doctor. Not because I feel he is above me because he does not treat his employees like he above them, but just out of habit and respect.


  5. No title is what your stereo read. I had to go back and look at it. I think the world we live in today is all about titles. Everyone strives to have one and you're less if you do not have one. It's beautiful to have the mentality that as long as we serve God no titles are necessary. He is the only one that has one and we are all equals.

  6. The tile on the Radio said "No Title". I seen it in the beginning but I didn't remember what it said when I read the question. I missed it! Kraybil's no titles seem not likely for our day and age.I understand God created us equal and we are equal in regards to life worth. However I am not qualified to be a Sheriff so that's not my title. At my current job I am a Project Manager and I am called PM Albert. This title don't mean my life is worth more than any of the other employees it just mean I am the supervisor and I'm responsible for the staff.


  7. I didn’t catch it. And I feel silly because I just watched the last video where you talked about observing the book in the background so I was trying to see if there was any books sitting around, lol. And, the idea of not having any titles is interesting, I think so much of the time for myself I rely on my title as a source of importance when im event planning or telling people what I do, I guess I should rely more on my character than a title.
    JLM from FPU

  8. It read "No Title", I only noticed because I was looking for something that would help me find your address.
    I do not believe that Jesus would live in a gated community, I like the idea for the signature assignment.
    Aggregate is when a group of people are in one place not interacting. This term reminds me of toddlers playing method called "parallel play".
    Collectivity is when people depend on each other to achieve common goals. Kraybill explains it beautifully when he states, "binding King and citizens together."

  9. In Dave's car, the first thing I have noticed was "No Title". I was thinking about what he was trying to tell me. Then the community gate is what I see when Dave was drawing circle the dots are in the circle. The aggregate and collectivity is to help clarify the kingdom ideas. I do not think Jesus would want to live in there because he is a travel. His job to travel from other side to help teach his crowds to believe that Jesus is a Nazareth. "With undeniable eloquence and clarity God spoke through the concrete acts of a person" in Kraybell tell us how beautiful Jesus was able to give the people not to interacting.


  10. The words that were on Dave's stereo read "No title" I thought that was fitting because we all have no titles even teachers or people of power but in Kraybill it says that no one has titles but one and that is God your heavenly father. I like how in the video it mentions and shows illustrations of aggregate and collectivity and the difference between the two. aggregate is where people are in one place but are not interacting it reminds me of being in an elevator where people are in the same space but no words are spoken to each other it is a silent ride up or down.


  11. The words on the radio were "no title" which goes along with the very first video Dave posted re: what we should call him. In heaven, there is no title other than the one that belongs to God as our Father, we are all brothers and sisters and should address each other as such. I laughed at your confession because I, too, live in a gated community. Probably because it gives the false sense of security to someone who lives alone (protect myself from drugged out, junkies looking for $ as a way to get their next high eeekkk). I don't think Jesus would have lived in a place such as this, however more and more places that are gated are around and harder to "avoid." I have found that places like the gated communities are more like a aggregate where people live together but don't associate. The communities that existed where kids played together, neighbors had cookouts and ball games, are rare to find and so finding a collectivity like those of us who say to be living in God's kingdom is harder to prove.

  12. The words on the radio were "no title" which was related to the first video we watched (or at least that I watched) in which Dave introduced himself as just Dave, no title.
    I don't imagine Jesus would live in a gated community, as he was somebody who wanted and needed to be available to everybody, not just select members of the community.
    The difference between aggregate and collectivity was an important distinction to make. Any crowd can be an aggregate, but once there is some sort of unified purpose, or at least meaningful interaction, it moves into the collectivity territory.

    Kevin Cronin

  13. The text on Dave's car stereo read "No Title," which I didn't get at first, until I got to this page, and clicked on the second link at the top. Once I saw that page, I realized that it was a reference to his introduction video, which explained that Jesus erased titles, and made us all equal.
    I think Jesus would not have lived in a gated community because it would have made him inaccessible to the people he was trying to minister to. If Jesus wanted us to remove titles, so that we could be equal, it would make sense that he would choose to live like the people.
    Basically, the difference between aggregate and collectivity has to do with the interaction of each group. An aggregate is a group of people who are part of the same unit, or community. But each member does their own thing and isn't involved in working with the group. In a collectivity, each member of the group contributes and works towards the same common goal.

  14. Hello Dave! I did not notice the words on the radio. When I went back I saw that it said "No title." I did take note that you kept showing the radio screen but I did not take the time to read it. Unfortunately it made me feel as though I need to pay a little more attention to detail. I see the connection now to the first week when we talked about taking titles away and how Jesus did not use them. I like the idea of getting rid of titles because it makes us all equal children of God and not better than one another. The message to remove titles was worded very interestingly, along with the rest of the bible.

    I texted my response to the other questions because I thought this section was for the extra credit only, thank you!

    Danielle V.

  15. Hi Dave I definitely was not paying any attention to the stereo until I was reading this post. I usually don't watch the video I just hear it because I'm reading in the book. So when I went back I saw that it said No Title. I got the reference from your intro video and remembered that Jesus doesn't live by titles and that everyone is equal and that there is truly one teacher which is God.
    Marizabel M