Greedy Algorithms and the Gospel: How Computer Science Helps Us Appreciate God More

The computer science concept of “greedy algorithms” can help frame the gospel in a new and refreshing way.

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.

Shea Serrano’s Joy Ride

Reveling, then recognizing the same enthusiasm in us, Shea Serrano delights to share these experiences.

What “Wedding Night” Videos Say about Christian Influencer Culture

One of the reasons Christian influencers make videos about their newly minted sex lives is almost certainly to get views, which begets both more followers—more impact for Jesus, naturally—and also more money.

Trope Alert: The Real Virus Is Sin

The video makes it harder, not easier, for watching Christians to envision how their faith calls them to engage with the surrounding world in a time of crisis.

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel

Our hearts, bodies, and minds need to desire the right things, so that when we are confronted with information that plays on alternate desires and fears we are not persuaded.

The Surprising Blessing of Steak-umm Twitter

Steak-umm has dramatically subverted our expectations of advertisers’ behavior, winsomely reminding us of our interconnections and shared humanity in an environment that thrives only by desensitizing us to that reality.

Hippocampus Press, Small Publishers, and the Full Library

Religious readers may find important insights in the dark corners explored by Hippocampus Press and other niche publishers of weird fiction.

Carrot Bacon and the Art of Persuasion

There is little joy in many of our arguments, and yet, joy is the most compelling tool we have when we need to persuade.

Something New under the Sun: Hyper-Reality and Pornography

Christians can ignore hyper-real pornography to our peril, respond to it unwisely, or work to understand and countervail its sexual destruction that already is at work in our society and our churches.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

There is something admirable about Cardi B and her efforts to serve her neighbors.

A Curation of Hope: Some Good News with John Krasinski

Because what is happening is so serious, Krasinski finds the light in the dark to give us hope. Some Good News is a curation of that hope, and that is a very needed thing right now.  

Why Truth-Loving Christians Still Have a B.S. Problem (and What We Can Do about It)

We need to learn how to cut through the B.S. and un-deceive ourselves daily to gain a clearer vision of both God and the world.

Mukbang Videos and the War of Raging Appetites

The fundamental appeal of a mukbang video, then, is the promise of satisfaction through excess.

#OKBoomer and Generational Warfare in Succession

Generational squabbles, while entertaining for a minute on social media, reveal not just discontent with financial security but expose our temporality on this rock.