Category Archives: Internet

Entertainment Culture, A Warning

While tracking down a short piece by A. W. Tozer to use for the faculty in a future meeting, I came across his piece titled “The Great God Entertainment.”  The piece, written in the 1950s, feels utterly appropriate for our … Continue reading

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(Digital) Platform Jam

One thing I appreciate about Baylor professor Alan Jacobs is his willingness to process his digital practices publicly.  Jacobs recently posted an update to his ongoing attempt to make sense of various digital platforms and their effects on a life … Continue reading

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Rest and Reset in a Culture of Constant Content

One of the interesting aspects of my two weeks of mainland travel was a lack of internet access for two different chunks of time. While I was at Laity Lodge, I had nothing.  While traveling beyond Tennessee, I had phone … Continue reading

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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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The Bluths Meet the Skywalkers?

How have I missed this for three weeks?  It’s a brilliant cut and narration by Ron Howard, who brings together two of the best “family” franchises in a great way. I’ll be back later tonight for a quick review of … Continue reading

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Celibacy and the Reversed Revolution

More often than not, Ross Douthat’s New York Times columns serve as Rorschach tests for contemporary political and social issues.  Today’s column, “The Redistribution of Sex,” has proved especially thought-provoking and line-drawing.  And rightly so.  You can read it here. … Continue reading

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Infinity War Unlimited

It’s been a long time since I got to have as much fun talking movies with my students.  Friday was a fun game of playing coy about what I saw Thursday night (“who’s your favorite hero?  Oh, good luck with … Continue reading

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