The Media and Manipulation (Schaeffer – 1976)

One thing that has again become clear in the past twelve months is the power mass media has over our culture. From Facebook to major news websites, to TV news stations, to Twitter, media is extremely powerful. In a matter of days or even hours these media sources can create fear in the hearts of… Continue reading The Media and Manipulation (Schaeffer – 1976)

Internet Addiction

 This is an interesting, thought-provoking, and helpful book: The Digital Invasion by Archibald Hart and Sylvia Frejd.  From a Christian perspective, this book discusses media technology (computers, smart phones, Facebook, email, etc.) and its effect on people.  Hart and Frejd's book is not an outright attack on technology, but it is a call to be… Continue reading Internet Addiction

Internet Moderation and Online Research

I've blogged on this book before: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr.  One part of the book that sticks out to me is where Carr talks about the research which proves that the way we often use the internet is actually detrimental to our thinking and long-term memory. … Continue reading Internet Moderation and Online Research

Christian Virtue and Technology

  Quentin Schultze's Habits of the High-Tech Heart (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002) was a great summer read for me.  To summarize, Schultze argues that though all technology isn't bad per se, we have to use it with care so it doesn't end up using us.  Most of us in countries with all kinds of electronic technology pouring… Continue reading Christian Virtue and Technology