How to Write a Hugely-Popular Piece for Huffington Post Religion

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For theological and religious types, Huffington Post Religion (HuffPo) happens to be one of the more predominant avenues toward becoming involved in the online religious discussion. They typically feature big-name scholars and established bloggers, many of whom can be thought-provoking and helpful. But no one cares about that. The real traffic goes to another type of religion piece. As I've read and followed their posts over the past few years, I've noticed a few tried and true themes and … [Read more...]

The Problem With Writing Off ‘Un-Christian’ Art

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"It is in the mind of Christ that Christians possessing the indwelling Holy Spirit can search the riches of art, even art that doesn't line up with our theology." Because of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling, Christians have a great and oft-neglected ability to appreciate the wonderful aesthetics found in this world. There seems to be a divine imperative to find beauty in created things, and like all human longings, this artistic inclination finds fulfillment through life in Christ. The world, … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: The Politics of The Dixie Chicks & American Christianity

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music. http://i.ebayimg.com/t/TIME-Magazine-May-29-2006-Dixie-Chicks-back-/20/!B--py)gCGk~$(KGrHqJ,!k8Ey+jCw3Q6BM-RiFUhF!~~0_3.JP Personally, I try to stay out of politics. I’m not registered to vote, I do not watch the news during election years and when people start talking politics with me, my favorite thing is to throw them a red … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: What are we doing here? The ACM Awards and Evangelicalism

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music.  The most recent ACM awards have a whole slew of popular Country Music fans (and musicians) with their saddles in a bunch. Some articles have begun to do what I have been doing for years: questioning the state of Country Music today. With KISS performing, Carrie Underwood getting raunchy and Ashton Kutcher getting harassed on Twitter … [Read more...]


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