We Need to Relearn to Be Present

When we fill every still moment in our lives with digital distraction, we change the way God designed us to live. Read More

If a new report in The Wall Street Journal is true, than the Internet as we all know it could be changing—and not in favor of users. According to their report, the FCC is planning on restructuring the “Net Neutrality” rules that currently prohibit Internet providers from essentially discriminating content, giving some "preferential treatment" for higher fees. As this story in The Huffington Post explains, “If such rules were imposed, activists fear Internet service providers would make bandwidth-exhaustive websites—think Netflix and Skype—pay more for smoother delivery, which would theoretically mean higher prices for customers in turn.” Though the rules would still make it illegal for providers to censor or block certain sites, in the world of media conglomerations where online outlets have corporate connections to providers (AOL and Time Warner for example), it’s also conceivable that select websites would be delivered at faster speeds (on “fast lanes”) than competitors, though this information would have to be disclosed ... Discuss

In a troubling new survey featured in the recent documentary Porn: What's the Harm?, the BBC found that one in every four young people said they had seen Internet pornography by the age of 12. The researchers polled about 1,000 young people and also found that one third of them first encountered porn accidentally “either through searching for something else, a misleading link, or on social media.” Half of all of those surveyed said that viewing sexually explicit material online changed their own expectations of sex. The ministry xxxChurch offers resources and even online tools for those struggling with addiction to pornography ... Discuss

Defying the Internet's Mob Mentality

Our culture has a tendency to jump on the bandwagon of popular opinion—but at what point does it get out of hand? Read More

This week we talk to a man of many talents - artist, entrepreneur, founder of MOSAIC, and author of the new book, "The Artisan Soul," Erwin McManus. Plus, we introduce a new internet correspondent, give you the week's news and entertainment, read through your Lent feedback and much more ... Read More

In honor of the World Wide Web’s 25th birthday this week, Tim Berners-Lee ( the man credited with inventing WWW, sorry Al Gore), participated in a Reddit AMA. Along with answering questions on how he thought the Internet would grow in the coming years, discussing concerns about privacy and the role the web plays in democracy, Berners-Lee admitted that the single thing that has surprised him most about the rise of online communications was all those kittens. Congratulations cats, you’ve finally achieved the credibility and recognition you’ve long for ... Discuss