Today I review Angela Nagle’s book Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right. I discuss some of the dynamics of contemporary online culture, especially the way that gender shapes things.
I’ve followed Paul VanderKlay’s YouTube channel for some time. Paul is a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America, based in Sacramento. Seeing a profound interest in deep conversations with young men in particular following the rise of Jordan Peterson, he has made such conversations a key dimension of his ministry and now has a large following and extensive engagement with a demographic that so many other ministers are uncertain of how to reach. He recently invited me to have a conversation with him on his channel. We had a long call yesterday and this was the result.
I recently preached on Proverbs 31 at Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. You can hear the sermon here.