I haven’t blogged anything of substance (with the exception of the very occasional post on nashvillejoggler.com) in over four years. I’m not saying that I’m necessarily going to start again, but here are three topics I have been writing about in my head:
- The Uncanny Valley of Chinese Food
- The Merits/Dangers of Commenting on Perceived Commentary (Meta-commentary?)
- Adventures in My Experimental Return to Microsoft Windows
Stay tuned. I might write something in the next four years.
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Online “filter bubbles”
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -– at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -– it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.
Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, “When I looked for light, then came darkness.” Bad things happen, and we have to guard against simple explanations in the aftermath.