Forty-Two Inches

Gareth Higgins (the man who is bringing us the Wild Goose Festival) stayed at ourĀ  house earlier this week. He was in town for the the 2010 Emergent Village Theological Conversation. Yesterday morning before leaving, he teased me a bit. Noting that we have in our otherwise rather modestly appointed home a 42" flat screen television, he asked me how a "hippie Christian" like me could have such a blatantly materialistic object.Without thinking, I became defensive, and I'm afraid to say, rather … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

I am certainly no judge of television, since I have never watched it. All I know is that there is a sufficiently general agreement, among men whose judgment I respect, that commercial television is degraded, meretricious and absurd. Certainly it would seem that TV could become a kind of unnatural surrogate for contemplation: a completely inert subjection to vulgar images, a descent to a sub-natural passivity rather than an ascent to a supremely active passivity in understanding and love. It … [Read more...]


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