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Dynamic Tension for Pandemic Times

By tedlewis | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Randal Marlin One of the great features of Ellul’s writings is his extraordinary ability to keep focused on what is important. It is important, for example, to take account of how readers are going to interpret your writings. It is important that they become engaged in an issue. Constant qualification can baffle the hearer. … Read More

Jacques, Jack and the Technocrats

By tedlewis | February 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

By Ted Lewis A full decade before Jacques Ellul wrote his groundbreaking work, The Technological Society, C. S. Lewis completed the third book of his Space Trilogy, That Hideous Strength.  Since Lewis was called Jack by his family and friends, it is interesting that he and Ellul shared a first name rooted in the name … Read More

From Caregiver to Technician: Doctors in the Technological Society

By tedlewis | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Lester Liao Physician conscience has been at the forefront of medical news over the past few years in North America. With the rising prevalence and legislation of physician assisted death and the ongoing controversy surrounding abortion, many concerns have been raised regarding the role of the physician. If she believes these practices are harmful … Read More

Shattered Monuments and the Technical System

By tedlewis | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Richard L. Kirkpatrick In the news every day, down goes another statue, another name erased, of one historical figure or another, condemned for one reason or another, some compelling, others not, often depending, it seems, on which pole of the day’s polarization you occupy.  Wikipedia compiles a long list casualties, including Thomas Jefferson and … Read More

Planning in a Technological Age

By tedlewis | May 24, 2018 | 2 Comments

“To plan, or not to plan, that is my question.” By Paul Garrison Hello, Ellul community. I hope you’ll forgive my conversational tone, but I have a practical, day-to-day issue that I am confronting, which I would love your insight on. Here’s my situation: I am a recent father, my oldest son is 7, and … Read More

Finding New ‘F-words’ in Trump Era News

By tedlewis | April 1, 2018 | 4 Comments

The delivery of political news in the Trump Era has certainly taken on new dimensions. Months before President Trump was elected in 2016, Americans were bamboozled with Fake News. That ‘f-word’ (Fake) has certainly been monopolized by Trump ever since; we are almost to the point where we can predict when he will pull that … Read More