Journalists traffic in the currency of credibility. What are we to make of this if even the most basic news reports are cast off as irreconcilably subjective, biased and untrustworthy?
Journalism Notes: Elephants, donkeys and media scapegoats
In case you missed it, it’s election season. Candidates are stumping, campaign managers are spinning, and the talking heads can’t stop talking. It’s also a convenient time for the general public to complain about how biased and sensationalized the news media is (as if “media” were a monolithic singular noun).
“Your crooked heart”: Literary Study and Spiritual Formation (Scholar’s Call)
Act III of Shakespeare’s King Lear gets to me every time.
Movies are Signposts in a Strange Land
May we point to the path, at times narrow and dark, but never without the Light.
Science in Review: Science Orthodoxy
“How Do I Show Religious Freaks That Science Wins?” So that happened in my Facebook feed this week. The title was obviously provocative. The fact that someone asked that of musician and party enthusiast Andrew W.K. of all people was fascinating and puzzling, although to be fair his response was reasonably measured and avoided the bait provided […]