All posts by L. M. Sacasas

L. M. Sacasas is the director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology. He writes about technology at The Frailest Thing.

Book Review: The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah

The modern world has a curious way of stripping something away and then selling it back to us at a premium. Or, to put it another way, of transforming formerly public goods into a private luxuries. I’m sure you can...

/ November 27, 2018

Home: An Essay on The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot Home. It’s a mythic notion. Two of the three...

/ June 4, 2013

The Risks of a Heart Awakened: Emotional Detachment and Les Miserables

Back in the late 1990s, I watched Saving Private Ryan in the theater. The opening sequence, with its intense depiction of the carnage of battle, captivated, disturbed, and moved me all at once. It was my understanding that this was...

/ January 18, 2013

What makes the edifi “Christian?” On Media, Habits, and Christian Virtue

Last week news spread about the release of Family Christian’s edifi, which is being billed as the world’s first Christian multimedia tablet. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. At least I know what you should be thinking. What exactly makes...

/ July 17, 2012

Resisting the Rhetoric of Technological Inevitability

Articles about technology often come with a snappy, provocative question for a title. Take, for example, two of the most widely discussed tech articles in recent memory, both of which appeared in The Atlantic: Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us...

/ June 28, 2012