Sarah Palin and the End of Men

Two major news stories suggest that men–and evangelical men–are in danger of extinction. The first is from Newsweek and is entitled “Saint Sarah: How Sarah Palin is Reshaping the Religious Right.” Here’s a key quotation from Lisa Miller’s essay: [W]hile leftist critics continue to shred Palin as a cynical, shallow, ill-informed opportunist, and new polls [Read More...]

Applying What We Know About Our Internet Usage to Our Spiritual Lives

Just had a few thoughts from yesterday’s piece that covered the Atlantic Monthly article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The article is, I think, a good wake-up call for those of us who frequently browse the Internet. In particular, I think that it encourages us not to compartmentalize our lives. By this I mean that [Read More...]

The Mind-Transforming Power of the Internet, and Other Slightly Disturbing Thoughts

Nicholas Carr of the Atlantic Monthly has recently written a must-read piece on the suspected effect of Internet usage on one’s mind. “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” includes a number of provocative selections, including the following, each of which I’ll comment on. The author’s current struggle to concentrate–“Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy [Read More...]


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