The End of Down Syndrome

A day is coming when we will eliminate Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and all other forms of birth defects. It won’t happen because we discover some miracle cure in the Amazon. We will just kill them before they are even born. I got thinking about this a lot last year when I listened to an episode…

A Few Thoughts on Google+

I’m really loving Google+ (what is it?). Its user interface is slickly streamlined and it offers a lot of attractive social features. I plan to make my main social network moving ahead. I doubt that it will usurp Facebook as social network king. However, Google+ doesn’t need to do that to be a success. The…

Rev. Max Headroom

My pastor, Tim Bayly, has written a humorous post entitled, “Fake preachers and live musicians.” He rightly points out the absurdity and common contradictions of video venues. I highly recommend it and while we are on the subject…

Fatherhood & Facebook

Every dad should check out this article entitled “Your Kid’s Facebook” written by Doug Wilson over on Credenda Agenda. It grabbed my attention because it touched on the largely ignored issue of social media and parenting. Wilson doesn’t tackle the specifics (e.g. privacy) as much as he deals with the underlining parenting issue. Still, what…

My little girl is watching porn?

Fathers must always remember that a struggle with lust isn’t limited to our sons alone but also our daughters. This is especially true when it comes to pornography. I think most of us would immediately think of a boy if a parent said their child had a porn problem. However, a survey by Internet Filter…

What we love will ruin us…

Everyone should read Neil Postman’s, “Amusing Ourselves to Death.” The book is over 25 years old and remains prophetic. Here is a passage to whet your appetite: We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had…

The paradoxical desire for anonymity and openness…

I was reading an interesting article that talked about why no one cares about privacy anymore and stumbled on this: The truth about privacy is counter-intuitive: less of it can lead to a more virtuous society. Markets function more efficiently when it’s cheap to identify and deliver the right product to the right person at…