Archives for August 2013

‘Is It Ok to Use iPads in Church?’ Asks Catholic Diocese in Survey

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita, KS just sent out a survey to Catholic faithful asking what people thought about iPads being used in Mass. There’s also been a discussion over at the Gospel Coalition on the same subject. What do you think? Do tablet computers have a place in Christian worship?

Video: I Forgot My Phone

A meditation on how smartphones have changed the social fabric of our culture. Written by/Starring Charlene deGuzman Directed by Miles Crawford

Looking Back Upon the Era of YouTube

By this means, they tried to make themselves immortal, the scroll of their days and silly jokes unrolling digitally, the flickering video rolling ever onward tirelessly recording, continuously on as they uploaded incessantly, clicking on phone or tablet, as if to make penny offerings to the great god they had raised to make themselves laugh. […]

Please Turn in Your iPads to John Chapter 1…

Perhaps one of the upsides of iPads and other tablets being incorporated into Christian worship services is that it draws attention to the details of worship services that are often overlooked. For centuries, Christians have taken for granted that a worship service will include some sort of reading or reference from the Bible–in the form […]

Why Everything Sucks, According to Craig Ferguson

Comedian Craig Ferguson back in 2010 explains “why everything sucks”…and he lays the blame on marketing to youth.

The New Cathedrals: An excerpt from Appletopia

The following is an excerpt from Brett T. Robinson’s new book Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs (Baylor University Press), available starting August 15th. In 2011 by one estimate the most photographed landmark in New York City was not Rockefeller Center or Times Square; it was the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. […]

Review of D. Brent Layham’s “iPod, YouTube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment”

Over on the website reformation21, one of Second Nature‘s contributors and editorial board members, T. David Gordon, recently reviewed D. Brent Layham’s new book iPod, YouTube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment. Gordon has glowing praise for the book: I had hardly finished reading this book before I knew I would eagerly read it again. There is so […]

The Queen’s Speech: The enemy is “abused technology”

USA Today says the Queen probably never saw the speech. But apparently the UK government had prepared a speech for the Queen to give in case of nuclear war in the 1980s, and it was just released to the public for the first time. A stand-out line from the speech: “The enemy is not the […]

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