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The Effects of Media & Technology
The Effects of Media & Technology
Episode 30 • Featuring T. David Gordon

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T. David Gordon served as a professor of Media Ecology at Grove City College for several decades, and as laptops, smartphones, and social media arrived on the scene in successive waves, he and his colleagues began to notice a change in students’ ability to pay attention and to process the various reading assignments. Shane discusses this with Dr. Gordon along with some of the issues he addresses in an article he recently wrote titled, “The Material is Not Immaterial.”


Related Articles
The Material is Not Immaterial, by T. David Gordon
Media Ecology for the Family, by T. David Gordon
Why Johnny Can’t Preach (article), by T. David Gordon
A Discussion of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourself to Death, by T. David Gordon
An Interview with Neil Postman, Modern Reformation
Yes, It’s the Phones (and Social Media), by Jean Twenge

Related Books
Why Johnny Can’t Preach, by T. David Gordon
Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Technopoly, by Neil Postman
Understanding Media, by Marshal McLuhan
Generation Me, and iGen, by Jean Twenge
Life on the Screen, and Alone Together, by Sherry Turkle
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention & The Coming Dark Age, by Maggie Jackson

Related Podcasts
Social Media, Technology & Cultural Decline, T. David Gordon on WHI
Distracting Ourselves to Death, T. David Gordon on WHI
Pop Culture, Technology & Worship, T. David Gordon on WHI
Youth Ministry & Youth Culture, T. David Gordon on WHI
Recovering Focus in a Distracted Time, Maggie Jackson on WHI

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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.

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