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failure to do something required by duty or law; computers: a setting, option, etc., that a computer uses if you do not choose a different one.

As little as 50 years ago, people would scratch their heads if they heard us talking about “default settings,” no less how the term might apply to their religious life. That’s because it’s a term of the age of personal computers. Historically, “default” was as a kind of failure, like neglecting to make a loan payment or to follow through on a commitment. Click on the “Default Settings” title to continue reading…

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