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Divine Inspiration – “How Catholicism made Marshall McLuhan one of the twentieth century’s freest and finest thinkers.” A nice, short history of McLuhan’s development and thought.

The Online Looking Glass – There are quite a few articles about Representative Weiner’s behavior, but the ideas toward the end of this one are interesting. “Contemporary narcissism” is not so much about a person being self-focused, but about needing constant validation.

Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts. – Adapted from a commencement speech at Kenyon University, this piece by Jonathan Franzen is a welcome urge in the direction of painful love in an age of easy “likes.”

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John Dyer

In my day job, I work at Dallas Theological Seminary, and at night I write Bible software for countries whose leaders could be called "overlords." This one time, I wrote a book about technology and Christian faith. You can find out more about what I'm up to at