Julie Canlis on the Theology of the Ordinary

I’ve really been enjoying Julie Canlis’s little book A Theology of the Ordinary. She does an excellent job exposing the myriad of pressures—from modern culture to wrong theologies—that end up problematizing everyday life. Here…

Understanding the Attention Crisis

In this recent class, I give a teaser of information that is coming out in my forthcoming book “Are We All Cyborgs Now?“, co-authored with Joshua Pauling. In the first part of…

The Violence of Positivity

In Byung-Chul Han’s book, The Burnout Society, he discusses how we have transitioned from a Foucauldian disciplinary society to a society of achievement, and the associated violence that comes in the wake…

The Nihilism of Right-Wing Extremism From Dominique Venner to Nathanael Kapner

In my earlier article, “America and the Collapse of Politics,” I discussed the 2013 suicide of Dominique Venner, arguing that his death is paradigmatic of the nihilism of the far-right, with their…

How Our Public Discourse Became A Circus

Last week as I watched President Biden and President Trump exchange childish insults about their weight and golf swing, I thought of an article I wrote back in 2015 for the Colson…

Symbolic World Article on Technology & Redemption

As a foretaste of the material in my forthcoming book We’re All Cyborgs Now: Technology and the Christian Faith, I published an article at The Symbolic World called “Technology and the Story of Redemption: Being…

New Book Coming Soon!

I am happy to announce that in early September, Basilian Media & Publishing will be publishing a new book that I have co-authored with Joshua Pauling! Titled We’re All Cyborgs Now: Technology…

Reflections on MacDonald Bicentenary Celebration

One hundred years ago, G.K. Chesterton organized a centennial celebration for the one hundredth anniversary of George MacDonald’s birth. This year, two hundred years after MacDonald’s birth, MacDonald enthusiasts throughout the world…

George MacDonald and the Redemption of Imagination

I will be offering a presentation at the upcoming “George MacDonald Bicentenary Conference 2024,” which is being organized by the George MacDonald Society in conjunction with the Wade Center at Wheaton College.…

Tending the Heart of Virtue, Reviewed at Touchstone

Twenty-five years ago, Vigen Guroian published Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination (Oxford University Press). Since then, the book has become a minor classic in…

Is AI Magic?

My recent Substack article, “Paul Kingsnorth Was Correct: Why I Changed My Mind About AI,” has raised numerous questions from thoughtful readers. When I claim that AI is demonic, does that entail…

She Walks in Beauty

“She walks in beauty, like the night.”  Thus begins Lord Byron’s famous poem. Reader’s Digest lists “She Walks in beauty” as #3 in their list of Famous English Poems. The website Discover Poetry puts it…


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