The Best Scene of “The Social Dilemma” (And Other Comments)

My wife and I watched “The Social Dilemma” this weekend. I wasn’t expecting anything groundbreaking or profound (and it wasn’t - these conversations have been going on for quite some time now), but unlike “The Great Hack”, I actually enjoyed this one. It was good to see Tristan Harris, whose work I’ve been following for … Continue reading The Best Scene of “The Social Dilemma” (And Other Comments)

In Praise of “Rise Radiant” by Caligula’s Horse

Rise Radiant by Caligula's Horse, available wherever you get your music On September 15th, 2017, two of the most important progressive metal albums of the 10’s released: The Contortionist’s Clairvoyant, and Caligula’s Horse's In Contact. Both albums were highly anticipated and well received by critics and fans, but one of them quickly became canonized as … Continue reading In Praise of “Rise Radiant” by Caligula’s Horse

Confessional Culture, the Greatest Threat to Confessionalism

This past Wednesday, Aimee Byrd tweeted out a link to a new guest post on Scot McKnight’s blog. She announced that the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals had cut their ties to her in response to her new book, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and that she would return to writing on her personal blog. … Continue reading Confessional Culture, the Greatest Threat to Confessionalism

In Praise of “Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” by Aimee Byrd

(Note: most of this post had been written before the events and revelations of the past couple of days. I will write a separate follow-up based on those developments later). In the sake of transparency, I need to be clear up front: my wife and I love Aimee Byrd. We have been immensely blessed by … Continue reading In Praise of “Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” by Aimee Byrd

Why Christians Should Care About Media Literacy

Breaking The Digital Spell exists to explore the effects of technology and media in our world, in the church, and in our theology. One word that often comes up in these discussions is the word "media literacy", and at Breaking The Digital Spell, we believe media literacy is very important for Christians today. But what … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care About Media Literacy

Guest Post: Why Christians Should Care About Neuroplasticity

(Note: This post originally appeared on the now-defunct Breaking the Digital Spell website by contributor Brendon Scoggin.) What does it mean to be human? It is a question that has perplexed the deepest of thinkers through the ages. Unfortunately, it is a question the church has often answered incorrectly. To be human is to be … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Christians Should Care About Neuroplasticity