Entertainment: Handle With Care

Entertainment: Handle With Care

My family and I used to live on a small farm. During this time I learned the importance of keeping a container of fuel on hand to run outdoor equipment and I also learned to have a better appreciation for its volatility and the wisdom of handling with care.    One day...
Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

One of the most notable escape stories during World War II took place at the German POW camp, Stalag Luft III and was memorialized in the 1963 film “The Great Escape”.  Of the 76 who escaped through the elaborate tunnel, 73 were recaptured and 50 of them were executed...
Media Saturation Threshold

Media Saturation Threshold

Is there a media saturation threshold? The animated film “WALL-E” anticipates a future where people are continuously fixed on a screen and some are gradually awakening to the need for real relational contact. Prophetic? Maybe not. Insightful? Definitely.  One of the...
A Titanic Lesson

A Titanic Lesson

On the Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912 she had some of the latest and most powerful communication technology, the wireless telegraph.  This new technology not only provided critical communication between the ships, it also offered the passengers a new amenity. Imagine...
Becoming Desensitized

Becoming Desensitized

Imagine for a moment that you woke up one morning and you noticed that your fingers felt numb.  At first you don’t think much about it, “maybe I just slept funny.” By lunchtime you are starting to get concerned because now the numbness has crept up...