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The Internet, Short Attention Spans, and Preaching

The Internet, Short Attention Spans, and Preaching

Our attention spans are shrinking. This is not news, and perhaps I’ve already lost you. Thoughtful people have said that the impressive array of media and entertainment consumption portals play an important role in the attention spans of individuals, especially children and young adults. For example, Jason Fertig writes, Many modern media trends have done… Continue Reading

Discussion of Postman

Discussion of Postman

Neil Postman has written many important works on the issue of communication, and especially communication in a technologically-driven world. There http://casinoustenoon.com/ is an interesting discussion going on here about Postman”s philosophy. Continue Reading

When Cultures Collide

When Cultures Collide

I’ve taken pains on this site to explain the differences between high culture, folk culture, and pop culture. Last night my wife and I witnessed a very enlightening collision of all three types of culture. Some friends of ours invited us to join them for an evening at the Rockford Symphony (incidentally, we had front… Continue Reading