Amusing Ourselves to Death

Episode 252 · July 17th, 2020 · 1 hr 16 mins

About this Episode

Luke and I discuss the book Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, How to Watch TV News, and The Shallows by Nicolaus Carr, and how they build the case against TV and the Internet in terms of conveying information density.

Gomer is convinced of the argument because "The Medium is the Message." But, in a fascinating twist, we apply that to the "digital first" online church and what potential pitfalls that can have on a cognitive basis, as well as to the vitality of Christian faith.

Luke applies it to British self-hating Soccer fans and to the difference between pop art that passes and the Classics that remain.

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