There’s No Such Thing as The Good Book


[Another great article by The High Calling summer intern, Nathan Roberts.] “The Bible’s a mess,” declares a headline on The Verge. How does that phrase make you feel? If you’re a person of faith, it might make you livid. If not, you might think: finally, someone gets it! However, a quick read through the article [Read More...]

Diagramming Stephen Elop: Bad Writing Makes You an Easy Villain


Last week, when I was talking about balancing honesty and humility in business communication, Stephen Elop had already sent the worst layoff announcement in the history of Microsoft. His email was so bad, it invites us to imagine Elop fiddling while Microsoft burns. In case you missed the story, the Executive Vice President sent a [Read More...]

Are You Ready for JIBO the Robotic Spiritual Advisor?

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What if technology could help you feel closer to God? Only July 15, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal and her team announced JIBO on Indiegogo. It is an impressive social robot that is priced to replace your tablet at home. After watching the video yesterday, my son said, “It’s hard to believe something like that will be real next year.” Fall of 2015 according to the site. [Read more...]

What Transformers 4 Taught Me About My Pastor

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It was the best of films, it was the worst of films. Transformers 4 opened recently to the worst critical reviews of any 2014 blockbuster… and the strongest three-day ticket sales of the year. The reviews were gleefully negative. Entertainment Weekly bemoaned the film as a “baroque orgy of ear-shredding, eye-dazzling destruction.” The Guardian dismissed [Read More...]

What Does Sin Look Like in the Internet Age?

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  Editor’s Note: another great post by The High Calling summer intern, Nathan Roberts Bless me, Guardian, for I have sinned. Just when you think we might’ve finally abolished that pesky notion of universal sin, The Guardian and The National Film Board of Canada are asking us to think again. On Monday, they released a [Read More...]

Building the Millennium Falcon (or How to Be Iconic)

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Okay, so some of you (like me) are geeking out over this. While others are wondering what the big deal is. If you’re in the latter group, then I just ask that you bear with me. The big Star Wars reference here is really only to make a bigger point about being (or creating something) [Read More...]