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Confessions From Social Media’s Dr. Frankenstein

On The Social Dilemma and the Endless Struggle to Think Well of Ourselves

Google’s Search to Know Me: Social Media Algorithms and Being Known by God

“You Search Out My Path And My Lying Down And Are Acquainted With All My Ways.”

The Gospel of Amazon Prime

The Hunt for that Perfect Item at the Lowest Price has Become an Online Game of Conquest and Mastery

When Revenge Turns into Forgiveness in The Last of Us

What the Game Has Done is to Equally Show the Fault Line of Sin that Runs through Everyone

A Pandemic of Shame: Seeking Refuge From Online Anger

“How Much More Grievous are the Consequences of Anger than the Causes of It.”

Social Media and Choosing Your Own Narrative

Does Anyone Hear the Pangs of Identity-Seeking Underneath all that Noise?

Pick up the Phone, It’s Your Long-Lost Friend Jeanette with an Urgent Message about Your Terrible Relationship with Social Media

“Your Relationship with Social Media Sucks. First of All, My Dear, He is a Liar.”

Lay Down Your Weary Smartphone

The Surprisingly Tragic Death of the Know-It-All

Alone Together In One Body and Spirit

Finding Forms of Fellowship Right Now

On Things I Thought I’d Never Say, like God Bless the Internet!

Glorious Memes and Online Blessings

God of Progress, Slow Us Down

The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future. – Frank Herbert, Dune In his essay “After the Storm,” author Ben Ehrenreich investigates the concept of progress. It’s in the air, he argues, so elemental we don’t always know we’re breathing it. “We are in thrall,” […]

Very Superstitious: The Human Propensity for Faith in the Unseen

“We make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.” – William Shakespeare A couple of months ago, Julie Jargon wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal called “My Baby Monitor Is Haunted,” about a number of parents who have witnessed paranormal activity from the […]