The following is a list of contributors with published material on Second Nature.

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Juliette Aristides is a classical realist artist. She is a founding member of the Water Street Studio in Brooklyn, New York and a founder of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant and a frequent contributor to Artist’s Magazine. She exhibits nationally at the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Her work can also be seen under the ‘Living Masters’ gallery on the website for The Art Renewal Center. She is the author of Classical Drawing AtelierClassical Painting Atelier, and Lessons in Classical Drawing. Her personal website is (art by Juliette Aristides)

Brian Brock is Reader in Moral and Practical Theology at Brian BrockThe University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He earned his MA and PhD at King’s College, London. A theological ethicist by training, he has a keen interest in theologically-oriented cultural criticism and in constructive Christian ethics, especially as they relate to technological change. His most sustained theological interactions with contemporary late-modern culture can be found in his book Christian Ethics in a Technological Age, as well as in Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science Needs the Church, edited with John Swinton. He is also the author of Singing the Ethos of God: On the Place of Christian Ethics in Scripture and Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader. (articles by Brian Brock)

ellul headshot croppedJacques Ellul was a French philosopher, law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and Christian anarchist. He authored 58 books including The Technological Society and Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes. (articles by Jacques Ellul)


brett fosterBrett Foster is the author of two books of poetry, The Garbage Eater (Triquarterly Books / Northwestern University Press, 2011), and Fall Run Road, which was awarded Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and in the anthology American Religious Poems (Library of America). He has also written essays on literature, culture, and technology for journals such as Books & Culture, Boston Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Comment, The Cresset, Huffington Post, Kenyon Review, and Literary Imagination. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College. (poetry by Brett Foster)


T. David Gordon is Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College, where since 1999 he has taught courses in Religion, Greek, Humanities, and Media Ecology. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is the author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers and Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Re-Wrote the Hymnal. His personal website is He lives in Grove City, PA, with his wife Dianne, and daughters Grace and Dabney (and innumerable cats). (articles by T. David Gordon)

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Adam Graber is an editor at Tyndale House Publishers. He has written for Catapult Magazine and the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture. He blogs at and on Twitter @AdamGraber. (article by Adam Graber)


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Shane Hipps is the former Teaching Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. He started his career advertising Porsche Cars North America, then attended Fuller Theological Seminary, after which he lead a small Mennonite Church in Phoenix, AZ. He is the author of The Hidden Power of Electronic CultureFlickering Pixels, and Selling Water By The River. He is currently a full time teacher, speaker, and writer. His personal website is (articles by Shane Hipps)

huntArthur W. Hunt III is Associate Professor of Communications at The University of Tennessee at Martin. His work has appeared in Touchstone, Modern Age, The Christian Research Journal, and Explorations in Media Ecology. He is the author of The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Postmodern World and the forthcoming Surviving Technopolis: Finding Balance in Our New Manmade Environments. (articles by Arthur W. Hunt III)

Joseph Kim - photoJoseph A. Kim is Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Lancaster Bible College, where he teaches theology, including courses in Christianity and culture, and theology of media. He earned his ThM and PhD at Dallas Theological Seminary. His dissertation, Marshall McLuhan’s Theological Anthropology won the 2011 Harold A. Innis Award from the Media Ecology Association. He is happily married to a wonderful woman, Nina (whose name is almost always mispronounced by those who don’t know her), and they have three daughters and a son who are progressively exiting the nest. (articles by Joseph A. Kim)

jospeh mcdonaldJoseph McDonald, a native of Argentina, is the College Librarian for Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, where he also teaches reading and writing to first year students. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Eastern University and his library credential from Drexel University, from whom he also received his PhD in information studies. He did post-graduate work in Miami University (OH), Claremont Graduate University, and in the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He and his wife Kathryn homeschool their four children. (articles by Joseph McDonald)


Eric McLuhan is an internationally-known and award-winning lecturer on communication and media, with over 40 years teaching experience in subjects ranging from high-speed reading techniques to literature, communication theory, media, culture, and Egyptology. He has taught at many colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. In addition to co-authoring Laws of Media in 1988 and working closely for many years with his father, the late Marshall McLuhan, he has also been deeply involved in exploring media ecology, a field that owes its name to the term he coined in February 1968 and gave to Neil Postman — who popularized the term. Eric McLuhan received his Ph.D. in English at the University of Dallas, and is the author of The Role of Thunder in Finnegan’s Wake, Electric Language, Media and Formal Cause, and co-author, with Wayne Constantineau, of The Human Equation and Know Thyself: Action and Perception. His personal website is (articles by Eric McLuhan)

brantly head shotBrantly Millegan is a co-founder of Second Nature. He is studying for a MA in Theology at the St Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St Paul, MN and has a BA in Philosophy from Wheaton College (IL). He is an assistant editor for the english edition of Aleteia. He and his wife live in South St Paul, MN with their two small children. His personal website is (articles by Brantly Millegan)

doestreichbwDavid Oestreich lives in Northwestern Ohio with his wife and three children. His poetry published in such online and print venues as Ruminate, Foundling Review, Rock and Sling, Tar River Poetry, and Red Wheelbarrow. (poetry by David Oestreich)


Olmos_HeadshotMartin M. Olmos works as Educational Technologist at Moore Theological College, in Sydney, Australia. He has several years’ experience in designing technology to support learning. He is passionate about using technology in innovative ways to provide theological education to Christians in the Global South. His first computer was a Commodore 64. One of his proudest achievements is writing assembler code for it which searched for magic squares, even though it never found any. (articles by Martin M. Olmos)

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Lex Rex is an anonymous contributor. (articles by Lex Rex)




Benjamin Robertson is a co-founder and editor of Second Nature. He works in advertising with The Greenville News in Greenville, SC. He studied Communications and Media Studies under Dr. Read Schuchardt at Wheaton College in Illinois. He has presented papers on Marshall McLuhan, media ecology, and Christianity at the Media Ecology AssociationNational Communication Association, and the McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference in Brussels. Benjamin lives with his wife, Ruth, in Greenville, SC. He blogs at Discarnate Man. (articles by Benjamin Robertson)

BrettRobinsonBrett T. Robinson is a Visiting Professor of Marketing at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs (Baylor University Press). He has published articles in EME: Explorations in Media Ecology and Drugs and Media: New Perspectives on Communication, Consumption and Consciousness. He holds a Marketing degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. (articles by Brett T. Robinson)


Devin Rose is a Catholic writer and lay apologist. He blogs at St. Joseph’s Vanguard and has released his first book titled If Protestantism Is True. He has written articles for Catholic News Agency, Fathers for Good, Called to Communion, and has appeared on EWTN discussing Catholic-Protestant topics. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and children. (articles by Devin Rose)

Christian RoyChristian Roy is a cultural historian (Ph.D. McGill 1993), an art and cinema critic, and a multilingual translator. Based in Montreal, where he co-leads a film-based psychonalytic seminar on the historical anthropology of the present age, this independent scholar is a specialist of the French Personalist tradition, having identified its Bordeaux School around Bernard Charbonneau and Jacques Ellul as the cradle of political ecology and the critique of technology in the 1930s. Aside from his published thesis and numerous scholarly and magazine articles, Roy is the author of Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia (2 volumes or e-book). (Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-Clio, 2005) (articles by Christian Roy)

Michael SacasasMichael Sacasas received an MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a PhD in Texts and Technology at The University of Central Florida. His research and writing focus broadly on the relationship between technology and culture with a special interest in how bodies interact with tools to shape experience. His writing has appeared in The American, The New Inquiry, Mere Orthodoxy, and Cyborgology. He blogs at The Frailest Thing. (articles by Michael Sacasas)


Read Mercer Schuchardt is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Second Nature and is an Associate Professor of Communication at Wheaton College. He is the founder of Metaphilm and co-author of Understanding Jacques Ellul. He and his wife Rachel have eight children and live in Wheaton, IL. (articles by Read Mercer Schuchardt)