Category Archives: Books

Media and More in Our Distracted Age

One of the two speakers at my recent Laity Lodge weekend was Alan Jacobs.  I’m not quite sure how I first heard of him.  I know that I read his wonderful The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction … Continue reading

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Crashing through the City of Mirrors

Long have I considered myself a zombie guy.  The sense of civilization lost, of a rag-tag group of survivors trying to make things right (or at least stop things from going so very, very wrong), the sobering irreversibility of so … Continue reading

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A Matter of Formation

It’s both interesting and sobering to see how the roles of faith and Scripture are being shaped and perhaps recast in our contemporary moment.  Yesterday’s online conversation was dominated by the meaning of Romans 13 as it relates to government … Continue reading

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Kill Your (Social Media) Darlings?

It’s odd to think about how quickly our culture became mediated by digital technology.  I started up a blog soon after moving to Hawaii to keep friends and family back home aware of my life.  Facebook took on that role, … Continue reading

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The Gospel Charge to Stay Awake

Yesterday’s Gospel reading from the Daily Office started with one of my favorite “kingdom” verses and then moved into O’Donovan/wake-up territory.  The “kingdom” verse and following from Luke 12: 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure … Continue reading

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About MeowMeowBeenz

I finished Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now a couple of days ago.  There were a number of times while reading the book, particularly when Lanier hit a social-relationship beat, where this plot-line from … Continue reading

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“Hope in the Disastrous World of Time”

It’s always good to find writers you appreciate writing well about the stories you love.  Even though I can’t yet bring myself to reread the Harry Potter series, I always enjoy reading things about the story of “the boy who … Continue reading

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