Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. A very interesting series of essays. I tend to agree that the new media, while in many ways very useful, must be used with care, and in an intentional sense, in order to avoid the undesirable side-effects and pitfalls.

    You may find the relatively recent book “You Are Not a Gadget” by Jaron Lanier to be of interest. Although not written from the Christian perspective, he touches on similar themes, albeit on the level of how the new media have been, and are being, designed, and how this design not only impacts our lives — as you point out here — but also how a certain philosophy of the person, and the world itself, is “baked in” to certain technological and software engineering decisions. Well worth reading for anyone who has an interest about these kinds of things.


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