ELSEWHERE: The Rare “Good Dating Article” Spotted In the Wild

Grow up in the church and you're going to hear or read some silly things about dating and relationships. Or you may hear some good things said in a silly way. Or you may hear something good repeated so often that it's taken to a silly extreme. Well, this guy, Paul Maxwell, said a sane thing about dating and 'intentionality' over at The Gospel Coalition. It's worth a look. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Cultured Christianity and Its Dangers

Brett McCracken wrote a great piece on what it means to be a "cultured Christian" over at Q Ideas, and just put out what looks to be a great book, Gray Matters, that deals with Christian consumption of culture.  Trevin Wax from The Gospel Coalition asks McCracken whether all of this can slide into an excuse for unfettered worldliness or uncharitable snobbery. Because navigating the fine line between legalism and license is what CaPC strives for, these questions (and answers) are worth a look. … [Read more...]

Music at Mars Hill: A Response to an Open Letter to Praise Bands

Music at Mars Hill is a weekly column by Luke Larsen that seeks to find God amidst the newest trends in both mainstream music and independent music.I had planned a different topic for my column this week, but when I stumbled upon an Elsewhere post here on CaPC from Professor James Smith of Calvin College, I felt it was necessary to respond in some fashion. The post is titled "An Open Letter To Praise Bands" and was featured on Gospel Coalition. It lays out three criticisms about modern worship … [Read more...]