The real reason why selfies are dumb

Selfies do not capture the moments we lived, but the moments we sacrificed. They capture moments of people being profoundly non-present in whatever they were supposedly doing at the time: walking the beach, riding a bike, getting married. They catch people in the very act of disassociation – unwitting disassociation, but disassociation all the same.…

Why all Christians should fast

I’m an Orthodox Christian. We fast like it’s going out of style. In a former life, for almost 20 years, I was an Evangelical Protestant of the Word of Faith persuasion. We fasted like… never. Back then the churches I attended did not encourage fasting, still I was always dabbling with it from time to…