Where we once sat in pews for a sense of meaning, we now sweat, work, eat, play, and parent to fill the void we think fulfillment is supposed to occupy. Religion has married the secular in an unholy union David Zahl calls Seculosity in his new book by the same name.
The review below comes from the one and only, Alex Sosler. This past week, Chance the Rapper released his “debut” album, The Big Day. In a world of hot takes, reviews of the album have been negative, positive, and everywhere in between. I’m still processing and unpacking everything Chance stuffed into The Big Day, but... Continue Reading →
In 2018, Gus Van Sant (director of Good Will Hunting) added to his excellent directorial résumé with Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot. An under the radar biopic of late sketch artist John Callahan, the film examines his road to recovery as an alcoholic after a car accident leaves him as a quadriplegic. ... Continue Reading →
The warm weather is here and with it, a playlist to bump to. We hope these songs accompany a restful summer and set a winsome rhythm to beach trips, patio parties, or your daily commute. From our hearts to yours.
“The whole Bible is based on the claim that God has spoken.” This conviction is the unifying thread that binds together the sermons collected in Fleming Rutledge’s And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament. For Rutledge, it is impossible to understand the talkative God that Christians confess without the Old Testament.
"If anyone should ask: What is certain in life and death – so certain that everything else may be anchored in it? The answer is: The love of Christ. Life teaches us that this is the only true reply."
But what I imagine myself to be rarely correlates with who I actually am. My self-curation, more often than not, is born out of insecurity. There may not be anything else in common between my fantasy-of-self and Taylor’s except the gaping chasm that separates fantasy from reality.
In his resurrection, Christ wastes no time in mending and restoring ties with loved ones who wronged him. Even in our worst moments, he sees who we are, and not what we’ve done. Thank God he’s still in that business today.
Below is a reading from NT Wright's devotional, Lent For Everyone - Matthew: "Nobody thought in the first century, and nobody should think now, that the point of the Easter story is that this is quite a reasonable thing to happen, that dead people really do rise if only we had the wit to see... Continue Reading →