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Can You (or anyone) Put Wendell Berry’s Lightning in the Bottle...

Below is the text of a review for Orthodox Presbyterians -- of all people -- of Jack Baker and Jeff Bilbro's new book on...

Love in the Place of Almost Death

At the height of the political tension in King Lear, the corrupt usurpers of Lear’s throne are at the helm of Britain’s defense against...

Learning to Distinguish between Demonic and Redemptive Technologies

In a recent essay for Christianity Today, “Do All Plants Go to Heaven?,” Abigail Murrish speculates that GMOs might be present in the New...

Conservation by the Yard

I begin with a proposition adapted from Wendell Berry—namely, that mowing is an ecological act. Mowing extends the perennial drama of photosynthesis and carbon...

The Cost of Knowing One’s Place

The first time you read the novels of Thomas Hardy–especially if you read them as a young adult–you’re likely to get a pretty forceful...

Restoring Trust in the Aftermath of Anti-Social Media

We should all be grateful to Siva Vaidhyanathan. He has endured great pain and suffering to explore a dangerous new landscape, and he now...

A Digital Relation to the Universe

Matt's essay concludes our discussion of "Localist Social Media." You can view all the essays in this symposium here.    When I first submitted my attempt...

Marginalia

I was a bit surprised that Matt directed his critique at Twitter rather than at other forms of social media. At least Twitter isn’t...

In Praise of Boredom

G. K. Chesterton reproached the modern experience of boredom. In Heretics, he declares: There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the...

Big Other is Watching. Hallelu!

All hail Big Other, in whom we live and move and have our being. All hail Big Other, from whom so many blessings flow. All hail...