When 2020 began, none of us factored in the possibility of a pandemic being the defining reality of our year. Our plans and predictions for the world were thrown into chaos, and our sense of "normal" upended overnight as we embraced a strong sense of uncertainty about our future. But how "normal" was our pre-pandemic … Continue reading SA-1: The Asterisk Year (w/Manuscript)
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
(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
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 was a day of joy that instantly gave way to deep grief. In the morning, I went to church. In the afternoon, I watched the excellent Xbox E3 conference and was elated at all of the wonderful titles and features in the pipe for the Xbox One. In the evening, I … Continue reading Death and the Digital Spell
We live in the age of the selfie. We now have the tools to take photos of ourselves looking our best in an attempt to exalt ourselves in the eyes of our friends and family. How do we exalt Christ when it is so easy to exalt ourselves?