Tech

Culture

Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you?

I grew up playing video games. I blame this lifelong passion on my Dad, really. One of my earliest memories was him teaching me to play some cowboy shooting game – you had to click on a bad guy...

Culture

How to waste your life

“I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought nor what I liked.” (C S Lewis, The Screwtape Letters) I think I spend most of my days wasting my life away with nothingness...

Culture

Why I left Instagram

My Christian brethren might give me some side-eye at this confession, but I’ve never fasted. In my church, fasting season every year stretches from July 1 to August 9. That’s 40 days...

Culture

On the ‘gram, I get to be God

Recently, it seems like more people are privatising their Instagram accounts. I kinda get that. Most of us don’t want to be stalked by strangers – we only want to share our lives with those...

Relationships

Dating apps: To use or not to use?

“Can a Christian use dating apps?” “Would you consider using one?” Though dating apps have been around for years, I didn’t think about using them. That is, until friends started asking me...

Tech

Try a Sabbath from your smartphone

We’re beholden to our smartphones. Take a quick look around in the bus or train and you’ll notice that the majority of commuters are glued or plugged in to their smartphones in one way...

Worldview

How, then, shall we Instagram?

We were sitting in a crowded café in downtown Seoul. It was our last day in Korea. The weather was great. There were still places in our itinerary that we hadn’t visited. Yet we just sat in the...