The church has a unique culture to it and it always has, especially in America. And for the most part, this isn’t a bad thing, it’s just the way it is. Karl Barth said that “God’s congregation possessed and at al times possesses its own language…For it has in history its own special history”. With … Continue reading
For those in the film world, there are few stars that shine as bright as that of Andrei Tarkovsky, the great Soviet film director. Tarkovsky directed only seven films in his career yet has cemented his place in the cinema canon. Very surprising, since he was doing all of his work in the heavily censored … Continue reading
This last week, Rock and Roll lost one of it’s finest figures. The great Levon Helm has left behind a body of work that people will still be listening to in 100 years. His vocals and drumming with The Band are unmistakable and absolutely amazing. Levon Helm will certainly be missed.
“Men’s hearts are idol factories. Gospel-centered men are no different. What can be done?” There’s a lot of big, exciting things happening in the church today. Within the circle that I run in awesome, awesome, awesome things are happening. Christians are getting the gospel in ways that haven’t been seen on a movement scale in generations. … Continue reading
Why are we so desensitized to the bloodshed that is going on over in Syria? It isn’t about our media, our culture or our society: it’s inside us. We have a skewed relationship with tragedy that tends to result in cause-driven law or apathetic license. I wrote this article for Christ and Pop Culture as a call … Continue reading
Maybe it’s just me or maybe it is the media but the American political infrastructure looks to be falling apart at the seams. Now this is nothing new, political systems of more worth than our own collapse all the time, historically speaking. And for years I have struggled to understand how to engage the … Continue reading
April 9th, 1865 marks the end of the worst conflict ever seen on American soil. 147 years ago Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse. Lee surrendered his Army of North Virginia after the final battle of the war, where Lee came up predictably short. The battle, which took place … Continue reading
The Explicit Gospel is a book that is going to fly off the shelves. There are a lot of reasons for that, but foremost it’s Matt Chandler- an evangelical celebrity in his own right, releasing his first book. Most of the “Christian celebrities” (still not totally comfortable with that idea) have a few books out and … Continue reading