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Surface Tensions

Surface Tensions

Searching for Sacred Connection in a Media-saturated World

by Nathan Roberts

"A gifted docent and tutor, offering a faith-affirming, literate, humorous, vulnerable, and thought-provoking perspective on our mediated lives—and lives of faith." —Tod Bolsinger, Vice President for Vocation and Formation, Fuller Theological Seminary; author

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Exploring social media, music, film, art, theater, standup comedy, and more, Nathan Roberts shows us a world of entertainment that reflects the universal hunger for connection.

Surface Tensions: A Q&A with Millennial Author Nathan Roberts

Surface Tensions: A Q&A with Millennial Author Nathan Roberts

"'Surface Tensions' refers to the tension between inside and outside, isolation and interaction, solipsism and interpersonal unity," explains Roberts.

A More Meaningful Understanding of Media: An Article by Nathan Roberts

A More Meaningful Understanding of Media: An Article by Nathan Roberts

"We need to think about media with greater honesty––and with greater imagination."

Praise for

Praise for "Surface Tensions"

"We Christians are called to faithfully live in the world that is, a world of screens and recordings and text messages. Nate's honesty, humor, and insight help us see how that might be accomplished." —From the Foreword by Alissa Wilkinson, Critic at Large, Christianity Today

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "Surface Tensions"

"If we all collectively groan at the mention of 'media'—and of course we do—that gives us all the more reason to save the term from further denigration."

Nathan Roberts Talks About "Surface Tensions"