Can You Know Too Much About Your Body?

 Every day, as you go through your normal patterns and routines, you're generating massive amounts of data about your body and its habits, performance, and abilities. These metrics can range from caloric intake or the number of hours you slept the previous night to the number of miles you ran or steps you took going to the office. And those are some of the more obvious ones. At first blush, these metrics might seem trivial. However, thanks to devices likeĀ Fitbit and fitness apps for … [Read more...]

Becoming a Slave Again to Edifying Habits

Evangelicals are beginning to care less about discerning good cultural objects and care more about discerning good cultural practices. But is this trend, despite its signaling a cultural maturation, still susceptible to legalism? The American evangelical church has done a lot of growing up in the past few decades with regard to how we participate in culture, but our attraction to rule-keeping has been hard to shake. Even as we've become, in general, less defined by our cultural asceticism and … [Read more...]