Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien

No proper list of the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century can exclude the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. His works are not only much-read and beloved, but also Hollywoodized (Peter Jackson), and have launched (or, perhaps, re-envisioned) an entire genre of fiction. As a result, they have made an indelibleContinue reading “Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien”

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The – Not So Tempting – Temptations of St. Anthony

No one in the entirety of Europe from the years 1200-1750 had any idea what temptation, or torsos, were. I just came across this hilarious piece of religious-art history. You NEED to look at the whole thing, but here are a few highlights… Just to get this out of the way, I am aware thatContinue reading “The – Not So Tempting – Temptations of St. Anthony”

Christians Must be Readers & Writers

Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English at Liberty University and Research Fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, begins each semester by exhorting her students to see the connections between the life of the intellect and the life of faith. She makes a sharp case for why Christians must beContinue reading “Christians Must be Readers & Writers”

Problem by Chad Jones (feat. Propaganda & Canon)

This actually sounds like “mainstream” hip-hop aka the production quality is great, the flow is sick, and the lyrics aren’t overly simplistic (unlike most Christian hip hop). Check Out Chad Jones’ EP – Keep Up Noteworthy Songs: “I Know” & “Hold Up”

Why Ke$ha gets St. Augustine Right (Cultural Capital pt. 2)

A while ago we took a look at James’ call to believers – if you are a believer in Jesus Christ you don’t show favoritism. Period. This discussion led us to think a little bit about “cultural capital.” Which are those things that we “exchange” or “reveal” in order to get some sort of culturalContinue reading “Why Ke$ha gets St. Augustine Right (Cultural Capital pt. 2)”

House of Hartt

I don’t normally blog about this kind of stuff (decorating, weddings, etc.) – but I’m just so thankful to Corinne from House of Hartt that I couldn’t help share my appreciation for her and her team’s work at our wedding! Amelia and I got married in January and Corinne from House of Hartt was ourContinue reading “House of Hartt”

Goodbye Dear Friend…

I recently found out that a dear (ergh..) friend of mine has moved on to a better place. For many years, me and my (ergh…) friend spent time hanging out, going on hikes together, working together, writing together, driving around town together. We even (ergh…) sang (screamed?) on stage together. It has been a longContinue reading “Goodbye Dear Friend…”

Music Review – good Kid. m.A.Ad City by Kendrick Lamar

Last time I explained why Kenrick Lamar should have won the Grammy for best rap album over Macklemore. Today we are going to take an in depth look at good Kid. m.A.Ad City. The album is presented as a film student’s script. He is filming a short film depicting the life of our protagonist KendrickContinue reading “Music Review – good Kid. m.A.Ad City by Kendrick Lamar”

Kendrick Got Robbed at the Grammys

I love Christian commentary on all of the big awards shows. I’m serious, I really do. I’m not a huge fan of the deeply theological assessments but I do enjoy the witty tweets and one liners on Facebook. This year the Grammys generated some really witty tweets and one liners. Church Curmudgeon: I must say,Continue reading “Kendrick Got Robbed at the Grammys”