Tag Digital Age

The Power of Story to Form Community: Reading Together

Last year I formed a reading group that meets on Zoom to discuss literature. Initially our plan was to read Lord Of The Rings through hard lockdown. But towards the...

Would You Watch Porn If The Plots Were Better?

Would you watch porn if the plots were better? That probably sounds like a silly question to most readers. For few people pretend to watch porn for its rich characterisation,...

Technological Fundamentalism: Faith In The Digital Age

Responding to predominantly unfavourable letters regarding his essay on consumerism and new technology, Wendell Berry writes: “I can only conclude that I have scratched on the skin of a technological...

Digital Consumerism: Where Is The Line?

‘How far is too far?’ If you were a Christian teen, or have pastored to them, then it’s very likely this is a question you’ve either asked or heard. For...

Fridays with Fred: Existentialism and Entertainment

“One hears a lot of talk about men, but none at all about man.” So wrote Friedrich Nietzsche in his Aphorisms on Love and Hate. To the skim reader, you...

Managing Technology

In Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis grumbled about how modern transport has annihilated space, “one of the most glorious gifts we have been given. It is a vile inflation...

More Ways Technology Takes

Two weeks back I posted on some of technology’s drawbacks. Reiterating a point made by Tim Challies, I started by arguing that our eyes are only open to the positive...

Technology Takes

Most Christians have at some point sung along to Matt Redman’s chorus “You give and take away,” ad nauseam, in a church service or coming from your first generation iPod....