Book Review: ‘The Color of Compromise’ by Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby has done the church a tremendous service by documenting its pattern of racism during key epochs in American history and showing how repentance and institutional reform can happen. This isn't just a historical survey of the distant past but of events as recent as Black Lives Matter and the election of Trump, which at the very least ought to prompt Christian readers to examine how racism manifests in their midst in subtle ways today.

Is Modern Privacy Better than Medieval Privacy?

Recently I was reading about medieval privacy in Barbara Tuchman's 'A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century' when I began to see a series of privacy-related stories pop up in the news. Around the same time, I was starting a writing project at work related to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, a new privacy law with wide-ranging implications for businesses and consumers. I started to wonder: how does medieval privacy compare to privacy today? Does the contrast between the two teach us anything interesting or valuable about modern privacy? Is what we have today really "better"?