From the Second Nature Editors

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.  

Read Schuchardt’s 8 Theses on Christians and Twitter

Dr. Read Schuchardt outlines 8 principles to guide every Christian social media user’s relationship with Twitter.

Religious Climate

Bill Irwin and Read Schuchardt’s co-authored poem on climate change.

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

The New York Times contributes to the conversation of growing public concern for the unintended consequences of social media