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Perspectives on Privacy and Human Flourishing

I’ve not been able to track down the source, but somewhere Marshall McLuhan wrote, “Publication is a self-invasion of privacy. The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.” The unfolding NSA scandal has brought privacy front and center. A great deal is being written right now about the ideal of privacy, the threats … [Read More...]

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Derek Schuurman’s “Shaping a Digital World”: A Review

Writing about technology is difficult. Writing well about technology is more difficult and writing well about technology from an authentically Christian perspective is especially difficult. The … [Read More...]

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After Sparknotes

After the book came SparkNotes, prepared at a moment’s notice to simplify character, plot, and theme for those who need the classics with less language and sophistication. Tired of … [Read More...]

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Passion and Precision: The Faith of Marshall McLuhan

The Catholic Church does not depend on human wisdom or human strategies for survival. All the best intentions in the world can't destroy the Catholic Church! It is … [Read More...]

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Did McLuhan’s Deeply Held Roman Catholic Convictions Bias His Scholarship?

“He was a very religious man and, as a matter of fact, that was the only thing that helped him through the 15 months after his stroke. That was the core of his being – his … [Read More...]

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The Railing Principle

Who was that guy—that first guy who thought, “I’m going to use my roof as a second floor”? When did it occur to him that the ceiling over his head could become a new floor … [Read More...]

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