Memeing the Classics: How SparkNotes on Twitter Enters into a Great Work

Memeing the classics can be a way to plant seeds of interest, sparks that make seemingly dull, intimidating, or difficult pieces of literature come alive with possibility.

A Frankenstein Approach to Self-Definition

We tinker and work slavishly as Dr. Frankenstein did, assembling our online creations with the parts we gather from various sources.

Swipe Right: Tinder and the Quest for Perfection

In so doing, Tinder taps into the soul’s quest for perfection while inviting the user to advertise themselves for mass consumption.

‘Do Rich People Stuff’ and Other Unhelpful Advice

Hiding behind Ramsey’s statement is a subtle, unspoken moral declaration that wealth comes from good behavior and poverty comes from bad, and both financial conditions are the result of one’s character.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Six Podcasters Podding

These six podcasts may make it easier for us to hear the stories of those often overlooked in our own community.

On the Third Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Three Memes a-Meme-ing

Every once in a while, the internet still manages to provide a bit of clarity to (semi-) important issues.

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.