The other day I made the mistake of posting something controversial on my personal Facebook wall. I usually don’t, because I have a lot of “friends” on there whose backgrounds, opinions and beliefs are all across the spectrum, and I try not to invite flame wars between them. Most of the stuff I write on […]Read More Why My Opinion Makes Sense And Yours Seems Totally Irrational
Today is July 31st here in the future (also known as Japan), and you know what that means? If you’ve been hanging out with me at Yeah Write you probably do: it’s the last day of 31dbbb (31 Days to Build a Better Blog)! To be honest I have gotten a bit behind in the […]Read More Redemption Pictures: A Blog Review
Many thanks to everyone who read and commented on my Freshly Pressed post “You Are What You Play… Or Are You? – Experimenting With Morality In Video Games.” You all shared a lot of honest and interesting perspectives on morality in games and the “Noble Hero Complex,” and I greatly enjoyed hearing from so many thoughtful […]Read More “The Noble Hero Complex” Discussion Highlights: How You Play
The lock clicks open and the door opens softly. I withdraw my lock pick and slide inside undetected, one with the shadows. He’s in here somewhere. It’s past midnight and he should be sleeping. There are no voices, no movements save my own muffled footsteps. I remind myself not to get distracted by the chest […]Read More You Are What You Play… Or Are You? – Experimenting With Morality In Video Games
When is the church going to figure out that when it broadcasts messages of hate, nobody wins? Not God, not Christians, and certainly not anyone else. For some reason, though, every time a morally-charged news story breaks, I find myself bracing for the hate-filled response from some embarrassing corner of Christianity. When the DOMA story […]Read More The Gospel of… Hate?
There is no shortage of people in this world with opinions about what you should be, or do, or like, or believe. Or, almost more prevalent, what you shouldn’t. They may not always say it explicitly, but it’s pretty easy to get the hint. I, for example, shouldn’t like video games. Why not? Well, because […]Read More Why I’m Not Supposed To Like Video Games
Nothing makes me want to read a book like a little controversy. Even better if the controversy involves fundamentalist religious types who DON’T want something to be read. So when I heard an interview with author Rachel Held Evans, whose new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood had actually been refused by a number of […]Read More A Year of Biblical Womanhood – Book Review and Banning Controversy