Reading List: Best of 2013


For our reading list this week, here’s a look back on our 10 most popular posts in 2013. We’ve got articles on praise teams, Christian hacking, microphones, Radical Orthodoxy, Youtube and more. Enjoy!

10. Of Mics and Men: An Argument Against Microphones in the Liturgy

By Brantly Millegan

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9. The Technological Return to the Family: How the Internet is Bringing People Back Home

By Devin Rose

technological return to the family by devin rose

8. The Medium is the Messiah: McLuhan’s Religion and its Relationship to His Media Theory

By Read Mercer Schuchardt

the medium is the messiah read mercer schuchardt

7. The New Nomads: Eight Characteristics of the Electric Mass Audience

By Eric McLuhan

eric mcluhan the new nomads

6. Forming Our Souls With Facebook

By Shane Hipps

shane hipps forming our souls with facebook

5. God, the Hacker: Technology, Mockery, and the Cross

By Martin Olmos

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god the hacker

4. The Secular C.S. Lewis: Neil Postman’s Unlikely Influence on Evangelicals

By Arthur W. Hunt III

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3. Thinking Trivially About Radical Orthodoxy

By Benjamin Robertson

thinking trivially about radical orthodoxy

2. God Does Not Post to Youtube

By Read Mercer Schuchardt

God Does Not Post to YouTube

1.  The Problem With Praise Teams

By T. David Gordon

The Problem with Praise Teams



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Benjamin Robertson

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Benjamin Robertson is a founding editor at Second Nature. He has worked in advertising for the Chicago Tribune and Gannett, and now is a web developer at Mediacurrent. 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 Association, National Communication Association, and the McLuhan's Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference in Brussels. He lives with his wife, Ruth, in Greenville, SC. His personal website is

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