KTF Weekly Newsletter: Lebanon, Afghanistan, Mexico, and a Galaxy Far, Far Away
You may remember the article Sy wrote for us about Marvel’s Eternals. Now that the movie is on Disney+, a lot more people have seen it, and Sy went on a podcast called the Strategic Whimsy Experiment this week to talk about the movie, and in particular, its themes of disability identity and representation. It’s a great discussion, so give it a listen! And without further ado, let’s get to this week’s highlights.
A company called Ad Fontes Media created this chart on the political bias and reliability of every major news source, and many smaller sources as well. The importance of media literacy in leaving colonized faith cannot be overstated. We are biased and so is our media. Moreover, algorithms curate an experience designed to keep us coming back to the same outlets, reactive and often outraged. So, there is little incentive to show us dissenting narratives, new information, or diverse perspectives. Followers of Jesus, as ministers of reconciliation, cannot afford to live, move, and have our being in silos curated by artificial intelligence.