Links to Articles I Save on Instapaper

Here is a list of links to articles I saved to Instapaper. Lots of good reading material here, check it out….


  1. RELEVANT Magazine – What Porn Does to Relationships
  2. RELEVANT Magazine – What Porn Does to Relationships Pt. 2
  3. Is God Violent?, Sojourners Magazine/January 2011
  4. Wresting With Demons, Sojourners Magazine/February 2011
  5. Mind vs. Machine: In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial-intelligence programs and ordinary people. The objective? To find out whether a computer can act “more human” than a person. In his own quest to beat the machines, the author discovers that the march of technology isn’t just changing how we live, it’s raising new questions about what it means to be human.
  6. The Lords of Rikers: Within the facility, the power dynamics are akin to those in Lord of the Flies, but, as these are teenagers, often even more perverse. They go to war over items like Pop-Tarts and cookies, arm themselves with toothbrushes sharpened into daggers, and send one another to the hospital. This juvenile jail is a gateway to the state prison system and also where the adult selves of these young people are being formed.
  7. Take this APR and Shove It | Mother Jones
  8. How I Train: Fitness for the Everyperson | zen habits
  9. The New Atlantis » Slacking as Self-Discovery
  10. The Seven Deadly Sins
  11. Spirituality & Practice: Spiritual Practice Feature: 25 Reasons Why Twitter Is Spiritual, by Frederic A. Brussat
  12. The Nonduality of Good and Evil | Tricycle
  13. On the Impossibility of Happiness: Part 5, The Hedonic Treadmill
  14. Experimental Theology: On the Impossibility of Happiness: Part 4, The Grass on the Other Side of the Fence
  15. Experimental Theology: On the Impossibility of Happiness: Part 2, Affective Forecasting Errors
  16. Experimental Theology: On the Impossibility of Happiness: Part 1, Know Thyself
  17. More on sexuality, and C. S. Lew – Brian McLaren
  18. Social Animal: We are living in the middle of a revolution in consciousness. Over the past few decades, geneticists, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and others have made great strides in understanding the inner working of the human mind. Far from being dryly materialistic, their work illuminates the rich underwater world where character is formed and wisdom grows. They are giving us a better grasp of emotions, intuitions, biases, longings, predispositions, character traits, and social bonding, precisely those things about which our culture has least to say. Brain science helps fill the hole left by the atrophy of theology and philosophy.
  19. Money Saving Hints
  20. Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military—By Jeff Sharlet (Harper’s Magazine)
  21. Tikkun Magazine – Life After Torture and Torment by Lynn Feinerman
  22. Tikkun Daily Blog » Blog Archive » Torture eats away at the soul of this nation
  23. Tikkun Daily Blog » Blog Archive » Guest Post: “Making the Internet Moral,” By Chris Stedman
  24. Tikkun Magazine – “In a Beginning…”: Quantum Cosmology and Kabbalah
  25. RELEVANT Magazine – The Dangers of Emotional Pornography
  26. RELEVANT Magazine – How Christian Is the Tea Party?
  27. RELEVANT Magazine – Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn
  28. The Moral Benefits of Facebook | Psychology Today
  29. In Defense of The Memory Theater | Open Letters Monthly – an Arts and Literature Review
  30. Experimental Theology: Why I am a Universalist: Summing Up and Some Links
  31. Experimental Theology: The Theology of Type 1 & Type 2 Errors: Deciding Who is Going to Hell
  32. Experimental Theology: View of God: Divine Base Rates and the Great Drama of Salvation
  33. Experimental Theology: The Deliverance of God
  34. Experimental Theology: Sexuality and the Christian Body: Part 2, Grace & Election
  35. Experimental Theology: Sexuality and the Christian Body: Part 1, “Contrary to Nature”
  36. Lust For The Long Haul | Psychology Today
  37. Spirituality & Practice: Book Excerpt: Hospitality & The Other, by Amos Yong
  38. Temptation Island: The 7 Deadly Sins on Holidays | The Modern Monk
  39. Trauma: How We’ve Created a Nation Addicted to Shopping, Work, Drugs and Sex | World | AlterNet
  40. The Magi and an Arbitrary Massacre » Blog » Greg Boyd (Christus Victor Ministries)
  41. The Christian Industrial Complex – Shane Claiborne – God’s Politics Blog
  42. Tony Campolo: Why the Religious Right Will Dominate
  43. The Cosmic Vision of Hildegard of Bingen | Ecologist, The | Find Articles at BNET
  44. Experimental Theology: “Watching Their Flocks at Night”: An Advent Meditation on Shepherds and Cultures of Violence
  45. The Beautiful Heresy- Christian Universalism: Universalism- What is it? What isn’t it?
  46. The Beautiful Heresy- Christian Universalism: Why I’m a Liberal (Christian)
  47. Life’s missing white space
  48. 10 Reading Revolutions Before E-Books – Science and Tech – The Atlantic
  49. Recovery & the Fifth Precept | Tricycle – The Buddhist Review
  50. Does Your Language Shape How You Think?: Seventy years ago, in 1940, a popular science magazine published a short article that set in motion one of the trendiest intellectual fads of the 20th century.
  51. U.S. students suffering from Internet addiction: study | Reuters
  52. The Divine Liturgy of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church
  53. Power, Enslavement and Youth
  54. RELEVANT Magazine – Is Gluttony Destroying the World?
  55. Does Language Influence Culture?: New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and Spanish.
  56. A Life Revealed: Her eyes have captivated the world since she appeared on our cover in 1985. Now we can tell her story.
  57. The Best Magazine Articles Ever: The following are suggestions for the best magazine articles (in English) ever. Arranged in chronological order.
  58. Patriotism in Church? | The Blackbird Press
  59. 6 Ways to Make Sure Your Sex Life Stays Private | Sex & Relationships | AlterNet
  60. Is There Anything Truly Sustainable or Humane About Eating Meat? | | AlterNet
  61. Why obsessing over definitions won’t save evangelicalism. – Editorial – Patrol Magazine
  62. Seven Excuses of the Greedy “Christian” | The Blackbird Press
  63. Not So Relevant | The Blackbird Press
  64. MercatorNet: Women’s fashion
  65. MercatorNet: Same-sex attraction in adolescents
  66. MercatorNet: A strange silence
  67. MercatorNet: Reasoning about life
  68. Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises | The Art of Manliness
  69. Unformed future | National Catholic Reporter
  70. Eurozine – – Geert Lovink The colonization of real-time and other trends in Web 2.0
  71. The colonization of real-time and other trends in Web 2.0
  72. Physics vs. metaphysics, knowledge vs. wisdom
  73. Facebook Ranks Below Airline Industry in Customer Satisfaction
  74. Zen and the Art of Describing World Mysticism | Anamchara • The Website of Unknowing
  75. What Google Chrome OS Means for Computing | zen habits
  76. Investigation of U-Md. student’s beating after Duke game turns to police brass
  77. The “Christus Victor” View of the Atonement » Atonement » Jesus » Spiritual Warfare » The New Testament » Greg Boyd (Christus Victor Ministries)
  78. Rebecca Blood :: Weblogs And Journalism In The Age Of Participatory Media
  79. Mass Media Ate My Lonely Brain | The Blackbird Press
  80. Quit Hating Science | The Blackbird Press
  81. All Change Begins in the Soul, Part III | The Blackbird Press
  82. All Change Begins in the Soul, Part II | The Blackbird Press
  83. All Change Begins in the Soul, Part I | The Blackbird Press
  84. Seven Excuses of the Greedy “Christian” | The Blackbird Press
  85. Chicago seminary goes multifaith –
  86. Living dolls: inside the world of child beauty pageants | Life and style | The Observer
  87. Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don’t Know How It Works: AA and its steps have become ubiquitous despite the fact that no one is quite sure how—or, for that matter, how well—they work. The organization is notoriously difficult to study, thanks to its insistence on anonymity and its fluid membership. And AA’s method, which requires “surrender” to a vaguely defined “higher power,” involves the kind of spiritual revelations that neuroscientists have only begun to explore.
  88. The Sting of Poverty: What bees and dented cars can teach about what it means to be poor – and the flaws of economics.
  89. The Gay Animal Kingdom: The effeminate sheep and other problems with Darwinian sexual selection.
  90. – Quarterly Bulletin; Bulletin 67 – Article 7
  91. Under God: Gen. Petraeus says Dove World’s Koran burning endangers troops – Elizabeth Tenety


  1. Succubus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. Incubus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. Saints Sergius and Bacchus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  4. Pauline Christianity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religious Right

  1. The Theology of the Tea Party, Sojourners Magazine/November 2010
  2. Palin’s Paradoxical Power, Sojourners Magazine/February 2011
  3. The “Family” – Who Really Is Behind This Secret Organization?
  4. General Rebuked for Seeking ‘Weaponized Gospel of Jesus Christ’ | The Atlantic Wire
  5. The dark side of American exceptionalism


  1. The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet | Magazine
  2. Malwebolence: Measured in terms of depravity, insularity and traffic-driven turnover, the culture of /b/ has little precedent. /b/ reads like the inside of a high-school bathroom stall, or an obscene telephone party line, or a blog with no posts and all comments filled with slang that you are too old to understand.


  1. Hard Core: When a 13-year-old girl can sit in math class, hide her Hello Kitty smart phone behind her textbook, and pull up such an extreme video in less time than it would take her to text a vote for her favorite American Idol contestant, we’ve certainly reached some kind of new societal landmark. It’s important, however, to distinguish between what has changed and what hasn’t.
  2. On Video Game Addiction | The Blackbird Press
  3. What is Facebook Doing to Our Brains? | The Blackbird Press
  4. How Pornography Drugs & Changes Your Brain: While some have avoided using the term “addiction” in the context of natural compulsions such as uncontrolled sexuality, overeating, or gambling, let us consider current scientific evidence regarding the brain and addiction.