Category: Technology

The World and Everything in It: Facebook Timeline

That’s the name of the radio news show that our friends at World Magazine launched a few months back. Spearheaded by publisher Nick Eicher and his golden voice, it’s probably the closest thing to NPR by a distinctly Christian outlet...

/ October 11, 2011

Digging Down to the Substance of Things

Trevin thinks that when it comes down to it, the curiosity of the blogger makes the blog: The best blogs are a combination of the two. The blogger has a curious nature, and this curiosity manifests itself naturally in his...

/ August 17, 2011

Top Posts for June and July

Here are the top 10 posts from the past two months at Mere-O: I unpacked the music of Terence Malick’s beautiful Tree of Life and how it should affect our understanding of it. I examined  parents who allow their children to have sex...

/ August 6, 2011

Blogging as Letters to our Future

Alissa Wilkinson: So maybe we can think of blogs—at least the good ones, and maybe even ones like these—as letters, if not to friends, to everyone, to the future: here is who we are, as it unfolded in real time;...

/ July 20, 2011

Self-Quantification and the End of Wisdom

photo © 2008 Porter Novelli Global | more info (via: Wylio) Self-quantification has a strong allure precisely because it combines two deeply rooted promises of American culture:  that we will achieve technological mastery over every part of our existence, and...

/ July 1, 2011

The Meaning of Mediation

John Dyer is continuing the conversation about mediation, and doing it in classic Dyer style–thorough and sensitive: One way of distinguishing between a cultural good and a medium is to say that a cultural good mediates meaning between a community and an...

/ June 17, 2011

The Next Story: A Review

Note:  Eric Eekhoff is a reader of Mere-O.  When he was a member of the Christian blogging community, he established himself as one of the most thoughtful observers of the intersection between theology and technology.  I invited Eric to write...

/ May 23, 2011

Christian Web Conference: A Few Parting Thoughts

I just got back late last night from the Christian Web Conference, a gathering out at the alma mater that I’ve been involved with for several years. While I’ve enjoyed every conference I’ve been at, this one was particularly fun...

/ April 18, 2011

Marx: Administrative Tyranny?

As I mentioned earlier in the week, there’s been a great discussion going over at Bensonian.org on Terry Eagleton’s book Why Marx Was Right. As an avowed non-Marxist, I was somewhat surprised to be invited to participate in the discussion,...

/ April 1, 2011

Who’s Afraid of Marx?

Christopher Benson at Bensonian.org, has unveiled his introductory post on the blog tour of Terry Eagleton’s newest book, Why Marx Was Right. Organized by Yale University Press, Christopher’s site will have four different reactions each to a different chapter of...

/ March 28, 2011