From the Second Nature Editors

1995 – Neil Postman on Marshall McLuhan

Read Neil Postman’s interview for the 1995 Understand McLuhan interactive CD-ROM from Voyager Interactive.

Loving The Lord With Your Whole Brain: Reflections on Theology, Church History, Neuroscience and Media Ecology

by Michael Giobbe Abstract: We are told in Matthew’s Gospel that the two greatest commandments are these: “You shall love the Lord with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength,” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Marshall McLuhan details in his Cambridge dissertation, and in The Gutenberg Galaxy, The Global Village and The […]

Is Secondhand Screen Time the New Secondhand Smoking?

Joelle Renstrom of Boston University explains the potential risks of secondhand screen time.

The Faith of McLuhan vs. The McLuhan of Faith: Understanding His Holy Ground

Written by Michael Giobbe. From the early 19th century to the present, there has been an enterprise called “The Quest for The Historical Jesus” [Allen, 1998]. It was – and continues to be – an attempt to differentiate the actual, situated “Jesus of history” from the Jesus of religious teaching and worship, the “Jesus of faith.” […]

How Luther Lost Control of the Message

Listen to Christianity Today‘s Living & Effective podcast episode “How Luther Lost Control of the Message.”

The Amazing Little Box That Creates Sadness

“The Amazing Little Box That Creates Sadness,” Jon Millstein’s review of the latest smartphone technology.

Technologies of Narcissism: The Printing Press to Facebook

Written by Rachel Armamentos. In a 2005 commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, a story of only two sentences in length was told. Although concise and simple, this story and the speech that followed made an impact on the audience in attendance, as well as to audiences today. […]

Douglas Rushkoff Admits Original Sin

“It’s as if some innate human savagery is to blame for our troubles.”  

Eric McLuhan’s Obituary

Second Nature Journal offers its deepest condolences to the McLuhan family for the loss of Eric McLuhan on May 18, 2018.  In his passing, Second Nature Journal has also lost a key Editorial Board Member, and a dear friend, mentor, and inspiration. The obituary of the Toronto Star can be read here.

Media, Journalism, and Communication: A Student’s Guide

Dr. Read Mercer Schuchardt’s latest book, Media, Journalism, and Communication: A Student’s Guide, is available from Crossway and Amazon starting March 31.