Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 6: Those Complicated Companions

D.L. Mayfield offers up a completely subjective recap of Dr. Who companions.

ELSEWHERE: Should We Abandon the Culture Wars?

How To Avoid Christian Celebrity Derangement Syndrome: Dealing Fairly With Evans, Driscoll and Piper

“Evans, Driscoll and Piper are among the select group of people that we’re beginning to lose our ability to speak to, read, or read about, sanely.”

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ELSEWHERE: Reconfigurable Robots of the Future

Steve McQueen and Discovery of the Self

Guest Contributor Esther O’Reilly explains how Steve McQueen found his true self later in life.

God and Country Music: Shovels & Rope’s Punk-Rock, Incidental Spirituality

“Regardless of the intention behind Shovels & Rope’s spiritual aesthetics, they are present throughout.”

Want to Love Your Neighbor? Read Fiction.

” In literature, through a subtle mystery, we become other people while remaining ourselves.”

ELSEWHERE: Not So Transparent after All—Press Freedoms Threatened

Learning to Trust God through a Friend’s Story

We learn to trust and love through one another.

Can You Tweet Your Way to Immortality?

“Any form of immortality which cannot account for the totality of existence, and which can’t transcend our limitations and blind spots, is no immortality at all.”

The Burden of Saying Goodbye to a Dog

The Problem with Social Media According to ‘Fahrenheit 451’

“The best books — like the best music or television or movies or comics or video games — can challenge us and force us to think or perceive aspects of life that we may prefer to avoid.”

ELSEWHERE: iPads Are Proving Beneficial for Special Education Students

College Football is Not The Breakfast Club: The False Innocence of Unpaid Players

Guest contributor, Ryan Masters, considers why college football is so well known for corruption, and why we continue to get so up in arms about it.