I like Christianity Today. I’m a subscriber. I’ve also written for them — several times if you count Books and Culture. I have several friends and acquaintances who are current or former CT staffers. All that to say, I’ve been impressed enough times with the quality of work that Christianity Today produces that [...]
I am a Bostonian. I was born here, have lived here my whole life excepting a few excursions, and with those interludes behind me, I intend to stay here. Boston is my home.
On Monday, April 15, Patriots Day here in Massachusetts, when the Boston Marathon was in full swing I was at home just [...]
As an object lesson for the Introduction to Media Studies class that I teach, I selected a video news story at random from CNN.com a few weeks ago. I didn’t offer any context for the video besides that I, too, was seeing it for the first time, and that it would be a [...]
A weird thing happened the other day. As some old friends from college were considering catching a movie together, and emails were flying around in an effort to agree on one, a line in one of those emails made me laugh out loud, and then immediately get really sad.
“We’re trying to avoid Rated-R movies.”
“NPR was all about God today,” my wife told me a couple days ago when we both got home from work. “In the morning there was a story about the ‘Nones,’ and then another one on the way home. Your friend Chris Stedman was on.”
“Sounds like it was all about not God,” [...]
Happy New Year! Pardon this self-promotional interruption to the regularly scheduled program, but I must announce that my first book — it’s either a very long essay or a very short book — has been published by Bondfire Books and is available at all major ebook retailers today. And, as a bonus, for a limited [...]
Katy Perry believes in the power of women, but she doesn’t consider herself a feminist, so she said recently upon accepting the honorific of “Woman of the Year” from Billboard’s Women in Music Awards.
Once, and not even all that long ago, there was a time when most feminist scholars and writers might have [...]
The most inflammatory voices are always the loudest; this is a fact of our contemporary media landscape. Threaten to picket at the funeral of innocent children killed in cold blood and you’ll make national headlines. Suggest that these killings were the result of expelling God from the public school system, and you’ll get people’s attention.
This is the point — well, mostly — that Daniel Siedell makes in an October 30th post at the Patheos blog “Cultivare.” Siedell writes about the [...]
I’d be willing to guess that you, at one time or another, have felt the need to apologize for your taste in books, movies, or music. At some point, someone who you perceive to be smarter, cooler, savvier or more well read than you has made you feel guilty for being into all the wrong [...]
Well, it’s over. Truly, finally over. It was an election night that surprised (disappointed?) most pundits who thought for sure this thing was going to drag on forever and ever. And, though the night itself did — did you also stay up until after the President’s speech, around 2 a.m. here on the east coast [...]
Actually, that title basically says everything I want to say about this (go ahead, click it):
But, just for fun, I’ll unpack it a little.
Misinformed: The pie chart on the site indicates that something like 75% of Christians, or what it refers to as Good People, support Romney. Leaving about [...]
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