Texting While Driving: Dying Made Easy

The NYT reports that, among truckers, texting while driving increased the possibility of an accident by 23 times.  In other words, if you’re texting while you drive, you are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than you are if you do not text while driving.  This according to a new six million [Read More...]

Legalism and Twitter

A quick word following up on the Twitter discussion began last week: I’ve seen the word “legalism” attached to my blogs.  While I don’t think I’m immune to legalism by any stretch, I would note very quickly that I avoided attaching the word “sin” to my post.  I also strove to avoid an automatic equation [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...]

How Technology Relates to Permanence, and What That Means for Christianity

In Canada, the Guardian reports today, people are using their Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for all sorts of things–estimating travel times, for example. Nowadays, it seems, you don’t need a directional sense, really, and maps are becoming obsolete. Instead, you just turn on your handheld device and go from there. Have you thought deeply about [Read More...]


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