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

Consumerism and Marketing: An Anatomy

 This is one of the most fascinating sociology books I've read: Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom.  I realize it isn't a theological or even Christian book, but it is quite applicable to theology and the Christian life as it reveals the strategies companies use to make us buy their products.  The subtitle is telling: "Tricks Companies… Continue reading Consumerism and Marketing: An Anatomy

Christian Liberty, Blogs, and Beer

The blogosphere is filled with trends and fads - blogs have the "power" to set trends, even in Christian communities.  Though this may rub a few of our readers the wrong way, one trend or fad I can't help but notice is to include all things smoke and drink into the blog, possibly under the… Continue reading Christian Liberty, Blogs, and Beer