Stan Jantz
"Eighty percent of success is showing up." (Woody Allen)
Huntington Beach, CA

The Benefits of Going Deeper

Nicholas Carr’s ground-breaking bookThe Shallows, describing the effect of the Internet on the way we learn and Interact, was first published in 2011. In the seven years since the book was released, we have come to better understand the meaning and implications of the book, because “the shallows" aptly describes the place where so many people dwell in this era of instant information and constant connection.

Despite greater access to knowledge, the virtually unlimited reservoir of information the Internet provides has dampened the quality of our interactions with one another as well as the way we take in and process content. To summarize Carr’s conclusions,

  • Breadth of knowledge is not the same as depth of knowledge;
  • An abundance of facts and data does not equal wisdom; and
  • The ability to connect with an unlimited number of people does not lead to deeper relationships.
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General
The details of my life are quite inconsequential. I love my wife, kids, and grandkids. Oh wait, I love God, too. He should probably be first.
Activities
I'm rhe interimtExecutive Director for the Evanglical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). I'm still writing with Bruce Bickel even as I do my best to find new young talent.
Interests
Running, reading, writing (at the same time...you should see me). I also have a passion for the local church and Christian higher education.
Music
All kinds: classical (big Beethoven fan), jazz (favorite station: KKJZ Long Beach), and some worship (right now I'm listening to Phil Wickham).
Movies
My wife and I stream movies or go to our local Cinelux (where they serve food and drinks and you sit in bit recliners). As long as the movie is good, we like it!
Books
Because I'm working on a new book series that explores the big questions about God and the Bible, I'm reading lots of books on theology.
Quotes
Whether these are the best of times or the worst of times, these are the times God has given us.
Education
B.A. Fresno State University (English Literature), M.A. Biola University (Christian Apologetics)
Work
Interim Executive Director of the Evangelical Publishers Association (ECPA) while continuing the important work of ConversantLife.com in Huntington Beach.