Spiritual Life

Reflections on the New Year

Happy New Year!  I don’t usually make a big deal about New Year’s Day because it seems like a rather arbitrary line in the sands of time.  But the solar year is about 365.25 days long, so we need to set some point at which to acknowledge that… Continue reading

What you Feed your Brain Matters — Entertainment and Moral Choices

A new study released this week ties teenage sexual behavior to TV watching habits.  Boys and girls aged 12 to 17 were asked about their TV viewing habits and two followup studies tracked how many of the girls got pregnant and how many of the boys got a girl… Continue reading

iPod Nation: The Lost Art of Silence

The other day I was stopped at a traffic light and I saw a man who looked to be in his 60s crossing the street with the ubiquitous white cords hanging down from his ears.  iPods are not just for the young any more.  Portable music players have allowed us to fill the last remaining gaps of silence that occur when we are away from TV, radio, stereos and other sound sources.  I’m not sure that that is a good thing.

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