What the Rise of Time Traveler “Confession” Videos Says About How We View Reality

The convenience of fake news (and current “time travel” stories) may have increased exponentially in recent years, but the tendency for wishful thinking to override our commitment to reality has always been with us.

Smartphones, Guns, and Black Mirror: The Shaping of Our Technology

Like Daly in the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister,” guns and technology allow us to imagine a world in which we call the shots.

Love among the Metal Chickens

We pay lip service to the idea that no one is truly perfect, but do we really believe it?

Subtweeting Our Righteousness before Men

We pull quotes out of context to justify or support any argument, often with little care to how the larger narrative (of Scripture or of Dr. King’s life and work) would help us interpret the one little snippet we want to use.

The Dollop Teaches Us about the Past because We Keep Repeating It

In The Dollop, our past is often more than just our past. Sometimes, it’s our present and future.

Learning to Listen to #ChurchToo

Flawed and frightening as the #ChurchToo movement may be, the Christian community’s redemptive power as those indwelled by the Holy Spirit is greater.

Cultivating Sympathy: A Christmas Prince and a Netflix Faux Pas

Those who are lonely during this season don’t need to be mocked or called out or even lightly teased for their viewing habits.

#MeToo: An Incomplete Lament

The #MeToo campaign, however imperfect, fashioned fellowship out of isolation.

Discerning Truth in A “Blake Bortles Facts” World

If we’re unfamiliar with the overall context, we can easily be led astray by statements that are true but still misleading.

VidAngel Let Me Remove the Sex from Game of Thrones, so Why Do I Still Feel Like a Pervert?

The VidAngel approach to Game of Thrones forced me to think critically about why I watch the things I do.

What Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family Teaches Us About Home, Church, and Technology

In The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch provides a fresh articulation of how the nature of technology can be conflict with the purpose and intention of home, family, and community.

Be Offended and Do Not Sin: An Attempt to Reframe Our Culture of Perpetual Outrage

Rather than framing our offense as a moral stance or an end in itself, we need to learn to frame it as an opportunity.

Hope in My Earbuds: A Tribute to the Gilmore Guys

For Kevin Porter of Gilmore Guys, hospitality looked like a podcast with a posture of welcome and inclusion.

For the Love of S-Town

S-Town bears out the shared fate of body and place.

Solidarity, BBC Dad

BBC Dad started that interview as an expert on Korean politics, but he ended it as Every Parent Ever.

In Defense of Fireplaces: A Moral Critique of Sam Harris’s “Fireplace Delusion”

Sam Harris and the science of morality school of thought fail to recognize that an action like burning wood might have value beyond an obvious contribution to “progress.”