where are you living?

In my last post I asked the question: Are you currently living closer to Jerusalem or Babylon? You can see that first post here. I created a short survey with the intention of getting people to think about where they might be living. Before reading any further, if you haven't taken the survey, I'd love for... Continue Reading →

jerusalem or babylon

(This post is related to the most recent episode of the Every Thought Captive Podcast where we talked about some of these issues.) I was recently at a conference where David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Research, was leading a session on Millennials and their relationship with biblical higher education. He shared a lot of very... Continue Reading →

a love observed

It's 9:19. 19 minutes past bedtime. 19 minutes into daddy time. But still she won't calm down. Something had her wound up tonight; excited, slaphappy, crazy, adorable. I don't know what. My mind is in another place, occupied with strategies to get the seven-year-old to finally lay down. Maybe laying down in her bed will... Continue Reading →

the unbearable weight of emptiness

Warning: This post contains spoilers, but you should probably read it anyway. I'm sorry. I know I should like the new Wolverine movie. 92% of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes loved it. The critics' consensus says, "Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent... Continue Reading →

the new puritans

It was 1997. Bill Clinton was president. Michael Jordan was the GOAT. Celine Dion was reminding us all that the sinking of the Titanic was really a love story. Ellen came out. Chad Ragsdale was repelling females as an awkward freshman in college. And the church was gearing up for the Harry Potter wars. In a... Continue Reading →

10 ways technology becomes religion, you’ll never believe number 7

To be human is to be religious. There are simply no exceptions. Maybe in a future post I'll choose to defend that statement, but for now I'm just going to let it stand. The religion of choice for much of modern civilization we might vaguely call the religion of progress. It is a system of beliefs and attendant practices (rituals and ethics) organized around the abstract principle of "progress." One of our very favorite ways that we make this principle concrete is through the creation and use of technology.

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