Want People to Understand Your Political and Religious Beliefs? Support and Share Good Art

More often than not, information alone doesn’t change one’s mind. Stories do.

Transcendent Narrative in the Age of Hacking

Is free will just an artifice of Christian theology, not a scientific reality?

Gen Z’s Biggest Legacy: Has Social Media Hacked a Generation?

Gen Z stumbled into social media blindly, but now we’re tasked with the responsibility of making sure that everything what happened to us doesn’t happen to our own kids.

YouVersion Bible Lens App: Mediating the Bible through Your Life

All of this mediation draws us away from the actual Word of God and toward our minds and an awareness of our public identity.

Persuasion 139: Why Twitter Cares about IHOP’s IHOb Campaign

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson assess the IHOP / IHOB’s failed online communication to a previous conversation discuss the need for better online engagement.

Glimpsing Eternity through a Tweet

What if the mundane areas of your life are actually not quite so mundane?

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.