Current Drift

Shattered Monuments and the Technical System

By Ted Lewis | 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 Ted Lewis | 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 Ted Lewis | 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