Everything Is Not Okay: How Chernobyl Tells Our Story

Chernobyl has acted as a reminder to me that social media hasn’t made people crazy, paranoid, or stupid—people have always been willing to spread misinformation, lies, and conspiracies when it suits an agenda like a political or religious ideology.

Persuasion 196 | Just Getting By

Persuasion is back with a summer miniseries full of good friends and great ideas for getting by considering the state of our world today.

Seeing and Believing 259 | James D’Arcy’s Made in Italy and Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

Two very different kinds of family melodramas are featured in this week’s episode: James D’Arcy’s Made in Italy, and the famous film noir Double Indemnity!

History Is Written by the Losers

The lesson is that if we don’t tell the true stories, if we fail to pass them down to future generations, the lies will rush into the vacuum and take over.

The Sisters Who Pulled a Prank and Accidentally Started a Religion

For Kate (age ten) and Maggie (age fourteen), the whole thing started as a harmless prank, but evolved into a movement of millions trying to talk to the dead.

It’s a Festival, Not a Machine: Celebrating The Symbolic World

Jonathan Pageau’s channel, The Symbolic World, provides a means for the baptism of the evangelical imagination into this symbolic life.

Man the Harpoons!: Reading Moby Dick and Sailing the Twittersphere Looking for a Whale to Kill

If Twitter and Facebook and Reddit and TikTok and whatever else is out there have anything in common, it’s obsession. And that’s what Moby Dick is all about.