About Christopher Hutton

Chris Hutton is a college student and Freelance Writer from Bloomington Minnesota. Since he was young, he loved books and ideas. Science was one of his favorite topics, as well as technology. It's one of the issues that has mattered to him consistently. Hence, Chris tries to bring a critical/helpful take to the modern understanding of technology. You can find Chris' home online at liter8.net, or you can tweet him via @liter8media.

Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 8: Christianity and “Whomanism”

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Before the 50-year anniversary of “Doctor Who” on Nov. 23, Christ and Pop Culture is exploring the sci-fi series in Doctor Who’s Doctrine. Part 1: Mad Man with a Box Part 2: Genre Roots Part 3: Exterminating Evil Part 4: The Trip of a Lifetime Part 5: Music for a Mad Man Part 6: Those Complicated Companions Part 7: The Episode I Never Want to See Again Could the Doctor be an intergalactic Jesus? Consider the following: 1. He is a timeless being; 2. He is known across the univers … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Against Positive and Encouraging Music

Every Christian radio station I've ever listened to always emphasized that their music was "Positive and Encouraging".  But is this actually good, or accurate?  Worship songwriter Audrey Assad seems to disagree, as revealed in her CT's profile of her.  Her music has tended to reflect the highs and lows of her faith, despite the bias in CCM towards just positivity. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Debating the American Flag in the Sanctuary

Many American Christians love their country to the point of putting the national flag in their sanctuary.  But is this a good thing?  Christianity Today features  a few arguments from notable Evangelical leaders who are either for it, against it, or somewhere in between. It's a helpful take on the question of the relationship between American Patriotism and the Christian commitment to the Kingdom. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Want to Blame Something for Zombies? Blame iPhones.

Why are zombies so popular?  My personal favorite answer is Mike Rugnetta's theory that  Zombies represent the effects of technology pervading our everyday life.  That explains why World War Z depicts its zombies with iPhones in their pockets! … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Women can be Win Bread?!?!?

Gender.  Ah, that unforgettable topic.  Gender never stops being controversial, especially when it comes to the question of whether or not women should be allowed to be the breadwinner, the main moneymaker in a relationship.  Katelyn Beaty of Christianity Today argues that it just might be okay for women to be the breadwinner, since it's sometimes necessary for women to do this in light of their context. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Spielberg and Lucas Predict an Hollywood Implosion?

At the opening of the Interactive Media Building at the University of Southern California, both  Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas predicted that Hollywood will have an "implosion" that may include less films, higher prices, and a rise in Cable/Online film-hosting. Hollywood Reporter has the scoop. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: How Not to Be a “Silly Christian Book Critic”

While much criticism of the Christian book sphere is valid, many of the critics (myself included) tend to oversimplify the problems with the market.  Thankfully, E. Stephen Burnett of Speculative Faith provides a helpful critique of such tendencies. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: These Christian Heroes From Your Childhood Will Freak You Out

Remember all of those fantastic/awful 80s and 90s Christian TV Shows and their memorable characters?  Over at Relevant, Tyler Huckabee shares this list of his 5 favorites.  I remember far too many of these guys (Mr. Whitaker in particular), but Colby the computer just plain freaks me out. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Google Glasses – No Porn Allowed

Some people wearing Google Glasses have recently been attempting to access and create pornography via a new app. Thankfully, Google's standards about Porn have severely limited this potential. If Google would only do something about Google Image Search. … [Read more...]

Social Shifting: Why Are Students leaving Facebook?

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Two topics seem to always be on the mind of the news sites; what teenagers are like, and how social media impacts us. But guess what happens when the two come together?  We get controversy.And that's what's come about with the most recent story I found, which stated that teens are leaving Facebook. It all began when Josh Miller (the founder of Internet conversation-starter Branch) interviewed his 15 year old sister, who told him that as a teen, she doesn't go on Facebook as much anymore.   … [Read more...]


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