A La Carte (5/27)
The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires the Brain - Nicholas Carr has a good article over at WIRED. “What kind of brain is the Web giving us? That question will no doubt be the subject of a great deal of research in the years ahead. Already, though, there is much we know or can surmise—and the news is quite disturbing. Dozens of studies by psychologists, neurobiologists, and educators point to the same conclusion: When we go online, we enter an environment that promotes cursory reading, hurried and distracted thinking, and superficial learning. Even as the Internet grants us easy access to vast amounts of information, it is turning us into shallower thinkers, literally changing the structure of our brain.”
When Did God Become a Sports Fan? - CNN writes about the growing phenomenon of athletes and their faith. “Baseball players point to the heavens after hitting home runs; NFL players pray in the end zone after scoring. Competitors routinely thank Jesus, along with their sponsors, in post-game interviews. Thanking God from the winner’s circle has become so common that one British newspaper published a letter to the editor entitled: ‘Leave me out of your petty games—Love, God.’” (HT:Z)
Christ the King - Thabiti Anyabwile has some information about a forthcoming album from Christian rapper Curtis “Voice” Allen.
Matthias Media Sale - Matthias Media is having a sale on many of their best books. If you’ve been waiting to buy The Trellis and the Vine, this is as good a time as any.