Does the “i” in iPhone Stand for “Idol”?

By |2019-07-11T19:00:40-05:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Apple, Christianity, Culture, Dwight Longenecker, Science, Senior Contributors, Technology|

Instead of carved statues of Adonis or Venus, we have created for each person his own hand-held idol, designed with amazing ingenuity and carved with utmost skill from precious materials. Each one of us has a little god who offers us the world in the palm of our hand. While I was reading from [...]

How Modernity Diminishes the Human Person

By |2019-07-10T23:23:33-05:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Apple, Capitalism, Community, Democracy, Democracy in America, Featured, George Stanciu, St. John's College, Technology|

Because of the strong secular faith instilled in us by education, most of us trust that science and technology, democracy, and capitalism, the three legs of Modernity, can bring about only good ends and fail to see that these three triumphs of humankind can diminish the human person… With the publication of the book [...]

St. Josemaria, Meet iPad: St. Josemaria App?

By |2017-06-16T12:23:20-05:00August 20th, 2010|Categories: Apple, Bradley J. Birzer, Catholicism, Culture, Steve Jobs|

St. Josemaria For Catholics, the iPad just became a bit holier. No, Steve Jobs said nothing new about hating pornography (go, Steve, go!) and loving his children. Yesterday, Jorge Panayotti released “St. Josemaria for iPad” ($14.99). A part of EB Solutions’s “Catholic Applications,” the St. Josemaria app is quite beautiful and useful. [...]

With Both Barrels: Otteson and Forbes; Vikings and Leviathan; Apple and the Elements

By |2017-06-16T11:55:51-05:00August 17th, 2010|Categories: Apple, Bradley J. Birzer, Education, Government|

Readers of The Imaginative Conservative might be interested in a few pieces floating around the internet this morning. Jim Otteson offers—rather naturally—an excellent critique of the new college rankings as decreed by Forbes. His article can be found at Pileus. The New York Times has a fascinating piece on Danish "austerity" measures. The Danish government has [...]

From Both Barrels: Gregg, the Pixar Touch, Pogo, and Olson

By |2017-06-12T14:55:46-05:00July 19th, 2010|Categories: Apple, Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Steve Jobs, Wilhelm Roepke|Tags: |

Forgive the scattershot tendencies and directions of this essay. Just lots of short items written quickly from my hotel room in downtown Portland, just blocks from Powells (which I’ve yet to visit). A few book recommendations I’m currently reading Sam Gregg’s new book, Wilhelm Roepke’s Political Economy. Written in a more academic but equally engaging [...]