…by the Bell, Conclusion: Hopes and Fears

Read part 1 – Preliminary Discussion. Read part 2 – Chapter 1 & Introduction. Read part 3 – Chapter 2 Read part 4 – Chapter 3 Read part 5 – Chapter 4 Read Part 6 – Chapter 5 Read Part 7 – Chapter 6 Read Part 8 - Chapter 7Christ and Pop Culture writer, Ben Bartlett and guest-writer, Kiel Hauck, two friends who spend their Friday nights playing video and board games in between heated theological, social, and political discussions, come together to hammer out their thoughts about a book th … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Doctor Who, the Rapture, LA Noire, Fair Trade Coffee, etc.

Jason Calvin and Hobbes have returned... sort of.Acclaimed author Sara Zarr and her husband made a decision to not have children, but what does that mean now that all of her friends have children?Is Doctor Who’s The Doctor a Christ figure or a subverted Messiah?Season 2 of the BBC’s Sherlock -- one of my favorite shows from 2010 -- has officially begun shooting.Acclaimed director Lars Von Trier says he’s a Nazi and understands Hitler at a Cannes festival press conference and subsequently … [Read more...]

…by the Bell, Chapter 7: The Good News is Better Than That

Read part 1 – Preliminary Discussion. Read part 2 – Chapter 1 & Introduction. Read part 3 – Chapter 2 Read part 4 – Chapter 3 Read part 5 - Chapter 4 Read Part 6 - Chapter 5 Read Part 7 - Chapter 6Christ and Pop Culture writer, Ben Bartlett and guest-writer, Kiel Hauck, two friends who spend their Friday nights playing video and board games in between heated theological, social, and political discussions, come together to hammer out their thoughts about a book that seems to have most other … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Christian Rock, Star Trek, LA Noire, Mensa, Judas, etc.

Drew: Andrew Byers asks, “Is Christianity Anti-Intellectual?” He says it shouldn’t be and offers a way forward. Wendy Alsup reflects on The Gospel and the Bikini Barista.I wrote a review of Okkervil River’s new album I Am Very Far, while less accessible than their previous two albums, its their most spiritually searching album to date--a compelling listen from start to finish.Good Christian B!@$%%es: “We shouldn't be asking so much whether the show's title is offensive but rather wheth … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Denison Witmer, Selebrities, Okkervil River, etc.

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world. We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention. Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Jason's picks of the week:Denison WitmerIt’s often tempting to seek out music that is big, bold, brash, and fearlessly new -- or at l … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Osama, Red Dead Redemption, Judas, Pixar, etc.

Every week, our writers share some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. Rich: Eight reasons Twitter boosts your happiness. This guy went to the Penny Arcade Expo and realized that gamers can be kind of creepy sometimes.Some photography people discuss that now famous photo of Obama and company in the situation room during the Osama raid.Can playing Jesus kill your career? … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: The Royal Family, Survivor, Portal 2, Donald Miller, etc.

Every week, our writers share some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions.Drew: “How Much is a Princess Worth?” Is the Royal Family good for the British Economy?John Dickerson says that Trump, Obama, and the American Media were all losers in the birth certificate fiasco.Is a videogame responsible for the most impressive recreation of 1940’s Los Angeles? Ben Fritz says the creators of L.A. Noir … [Read more...]

…by the Bell, Chapter 6: How Will They Know?

Read part 1 – Preliminary Discussion. Read part 2 – Chapter 1 & Introduction. Read part 3 – Chapter 2 Read part 4 – Chapter 3 Read part 5 - Chapter 4 Read Part 6 - Chapter 5Christ and Pop Culture writer, Ben Bartlett and guest-writer, Kiel Hauck, two friends who spend their Friday nights playing video and board games in between heated theological, social, and political discussions, come together to hammer out their thoughts about a book that seems to have most other evangelicals shutting do … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Scream 4, Weird Al, Lady Gaga, Studio Ghibli, etc.

Every week, our writers will be sharing some of their favorite finds from around the internet. Check back every week for great articles, insane news items, and interesting diversions. … [Read more...]

Grace Notes: Little Scream, tUnE-yArDs, Metal Ghibli, etc.

Grace Notes is a weekly exploration by Jason Morehead and Drew Dixon of signs of common grace in the music world.  We hope to alert you to wonderful music, some of which will be spiritual in nature but all of which will be unique and worthy of your attention.  Each week we will share brief reviews of albums worthy of your attention and maybe a video or two.Drew's Picks of the Week:Little ScreamExpectations for Laurel Spengelmeyer aka Little Scream's first album were understandably high as t … [Read more...]


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