On Not Lying: Faithfulness in the Age of "Hurry Up and Matter!"
David Dark explores the possibility of communicating honestly and authentically in a world of soundbites, conversation stoppers, and false, first impressions. Drawing from literature, film , and popular music, Dark asks how people of faith might resist the temptation of instantaneous, commercial appeal and bear a more faithful, truthful, though perhaps less successful-feeling witness.
Don't Believe Everything That You Breathe: The Importance of Being Skeptical
Within a culture enthralled by "the con," those myriad forms of confidence-selling, calls to worship that cry "INSERT SOUL HERE" at every turn, David Dark commends the sacred practice of redemptive skepticism. Exploring the ways fake urgency often trumps real urgency and promises of pseudo-intimacy often crowd out the possibility of real relationships, Dark considers the ways religious traditions and popular culture offer resources for questioning the status quo and reorienting ourselves.