The Era of Dave

Considering how much the entertainment media likes to talk about itself, I was surprised that more wasn’t written about David Letterman’s farewell show. The last episode of Mad Men got more coverage than the moon landing, and the only people who have ever seen that show are the people who are paid to write about it. Meanwhile Dave was praised in a More …

Christian Cultural Engagement

Bruce Ashford is a professor of theology and culture, which makes it sound like he knows both the Nicene Creed and all the lyrics to “Uptown Funk.” And frankly, that’s exactly the kind of person I want to be hearing more from nowadays. He talks about the importance of Christian engagement with the culture in this brief interview. A sample: …I am arguing More …

When Christianity Becomes Like Battered Wife Syndrome

Meekness and humility are good things. They’re traits that all Christians spend a lifetime trying to cultivate within themselves. But when I look at the state of Christianity today, I’m afraid that a lot of Christians have come to value those traits to the exclusion of all others. Lately it seems that anytime Christians have a chance to stand up More …

We All Have Dreams for Our Kids, and This is Mine

Now I know what my 3-year-old son and I are going to be doing for the next six weeks. This: