Virtual Reality was Virtually Real, for About Five Minutes in the Nineties

Ultimately, the problem with VR was that it, like so much that happened in the nineties, put technology ahead of content.

Don’t Get Fooled Again: On MIDI 2.0 and the Reality of What We Hear

If there’s anything we’re capable of, it’s getting creative with power. And the power over what appears to be truth is a terrible power indeed.

Transcending Evolution: Love and Death in Spring

Spring suggests that to be truly human is to love in a manner that transcends any evolutionary roots.

Exhibit A Pulls the Rug Out from Under Our Notion of Truth 

In our enthusiasm to defend truth, we have denied a doctrine at the heart of our faith: that we are finite, sin-corrupted creatures with senses and intellect that are both inherently limited by our creatureliness and marred by the introduction of sin into the world.

I’m a VSCO Girl, in a VSCO World: It’s Fantastic with Eco-Friendly Plastic

Combining both consumerism with an early adoption of digital technology, the VSCO girl shows us who we really are; we can just see it better in the teen trend.

The Ubiquitous Google, the Omnipresent God, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Tyranny comes in many forms, but the most abiding characteristic of tyrants is that they enslave with indifference.

You’re Not You When You’re Always Connected

Turning your phone off isn’t just good for you, it’s good for the people around you.

All the Foods I’ve Failed to Eat

The tragedy of food waste is deeper than statistics about greenhouse gas emissions and money wasted. The story of most food waste is poor stewardship.

21 Grams, Woo Science, and the Quantum Soul

In 21 Grams there is a measure of redemption for each character, which invites us to toward a fuller sense of personhood through (quantum?) entanglement with the living God.

In the Dark: Some Thoughts on the Best Podcast out There

Though plenty of other podcasts display all the hallmarks of slick production, In the Dark is unique in eschewing the entire, folksy podcast ethos.

Lamenting the Death of the Small iPhone

Choosing the iPhone SE was a way for me to practice the spiritual discipline of simplicity.

Persuasion 145: Joy Is Finding a Public Power Outlet

Erin and Hannah examine the realization that joy is finding a public power outlet when our mobile devices send us into survival mode with a low battery.

Hurricane Irma and the Edge-Walkers

Hurricane Irma has become a giant Rorschach test, producing whatever revelations that the beholder wants.

The Total Eclipse and the Sublime God

The total eclipse can remind us that God, like nature, is also powerful, awful, and sublime.

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members

In 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Tony Reinke presents the pitfalls of smartphone use and suggests a practical way forward.

Transhumanism and Christian Orthodoxy: Where Do We Draw the Line?

My hope is to encourage more dialogue between Christians who might normally avoid, or talk past each other, in complex issues such as transhumanism.