Our use of computers changes us in some pretty fundamental ways. Modern technologies raise the question of what it means to be truly, fully human. I hope that some of the intellectual heft behind natural theology can eventually be put toward some of these extensions of the "theology of the body."
Americans are losing their vision. Literally. Researchers are learning that the real reason for the dramatic surge in myopia is that we are becoming a nation of dedicated indoorsmen.
Loving nature, it turns out, is not just an instinct but a virtue. We must actively create, and re-create, every generation, a culture that loves, and therefore tends and keeps, God's garden.
"We are raising a generation of young people whose primary experience with nature is virtual. Real nature is a full sensory experience, with frequent open-ended problem-solving opportunities and no off switch. We should all make outdoor play a priority for our children and ourselves."