The Lamp Post is a collection of quotes, news articles, opinion pieces or blog posts that I found interesting and worthy of attention.
Our country is divided, not simply by political candidates, but by the TV shows we watch. These maps are fascinating and demonstrate the entertainment divide.
This actually is an important fact for the church to process and understand. I deal with it in an article in the most recent issue of Facts & Trends.
Buzzfeed: I Went to My Own Digital Funeral
An interesting look at the social media footprint we leave behind after we die and the impact social media has on the living and the dead.
Science is just now coming around to what theology knew long ago—humans are not merely complicated machines. Our minds are not like computers.
Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For more than half a century now, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists and other experts on human behaviour have been asserting that the human brain works like a computer.
As a perfect example of the previous article, dozens or more people distinctly remember a genie movie in the 90s called Shazaam starring the comedian Sinbad. The only problem? The movie doesn’t exist. It never has.
Now that we’ve survived the year, what’s behind the idea that 2016 was the worst? That sentiment probably says more about us than 2016.