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Tragic Worship

June 12, 2013 |

Carl Trueman writes about death, tragedy, and Christian worship over at First Things:

The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but …

Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder”

April 26, 2013 | 1

In The Tree of Life, director Terrence Malick crafted a grandiose yet personal theodicy through a family story against the cosmic backdrop of creation and redemption. His new film To the Wonder is equally existential …

A Tribute to Edith Schaeffer

April 5, 2013 |

Jake Meador writes on Edith (and Francis) Schaeffer over at Mere Orthodoxy.

Without the Schaeffers, I sincerely wonder if we’d have magazines like Relevant and Cardus or journals like Books & Culture or the Mars

Longing for Eden

April 4, 2013 |

Musician Andrew Peterson talks to Petar Nenadov for The Gospel Coalition:

At the beginning of your recent album you quote J. R. R. Tolkien—”we all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole

On ‘Radical’ Christianity

March 18, 2013 |

Matthew Lee Anderson critiques the idea of “radical” faith in Christianity Today:

Interior-oriented movements can generate a lot of energy initially. But the gospel is supposed to create a culture, and a culture takes root only …

Tolkien & Typology

February 21, 2013 |

Over at Mere Orthodoxy, Chris Krycho discsuses Tolkien and typology.

In his foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien boldy declares his dislike of allegory and notes that, whatever critics …

Free to Receive

February 5, 2013 |

Daniel Siedell writes about being good recipients of art at Cultivare.

Let’s face it. Evangelicals are a pretty grumpy lot when it comes to the arts and culture. We’re perpetually on the lookout for artistic evidence …

Raised with Beauty

January 22, 2013 |

Jerusha Clark writes about her father’s music and love of beauty (The Examined Life, January 2013)

Growing up, I was taught in word and by example that Truth, Goodness, and Beauty mattered.  They were …

A Message in a Bottle

October 21, 2012 |

Dan Siedell discusses Christian reflection on art in a post for Cultivare

Whether an artist realizes it or not, every technical decision she makes in her studio proves what kind of artist she is and will …

Guidelines for Interpreting Culture

August 29, 2012 |

Kevin Vanhoozer, Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

  1. Try to comprehend a cultural text on its own terms (grasp its communicative intent) before you “interpret” it (explore its broader social, political, sexual,