Tag Archives: Twitter

An unlikely affair at the intersection of pop culture and philosophy


Thank you, Twitter and KimKierkegaardashian, for helping me laugh this morning:

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‘I Grew up in The Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s Why I Left’


Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church, which is notorious for its obnoxious, degrading, and genuinely hateful protests. In this video, Phelps-Roper talks about the people who changed her mind — and the surprising way they changed it.

Phelps-Roper said her change of heart came, in part, through people on Twitter who showed her “the power of engaging the other.” It’s a fascinating story about developing relationships and asking questions rather than fighting.

That Moment When Biden Quotes Kierkegaard on Colbert


Stephen Colbert conducted an outstanding interview with Veep Joe Biden last night — moving, heartbreaking, deep, and even theological. Some of the Twitter reactions:
 

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God and meaning on Twitter — a snapshot


A quick note on digital humanities


Even The New Republic makes mistakes: ‘…is you knew…’


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I think I’m funny, and sometimes, others do, too


My tweet was "favorited" by a sharp writer.