The Japanese Church: Healing A Wounded Nation

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan, creating powerful tsunami waves that battered the country's northeastern region. The resulting damage was nigh-apocalyptic: nearly 16,000 people were killed, over 6,000 were injured, and over a million buildings were damaged or destroyed. The earthquake and tsunami caused a massive failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and leaking radiation into the … [Read more...]

When Your Pop Idol Fails You

Barack Obama. Tim Keller. Beyonce. The Pope. Tiger Woods. Batman. We love our heroes. It’s a natural human impulse for us to place our heroes on pedestals and our hopes in their hands.But eventually, without exception, our heroes let us down.In Japan, pop idol Minami Minegishi has disappointed her fans. The Atlantic reports: The official YouTube channel of AKB48, the most popular musical group in Japan today, usually hosts music video clips and other promotions. Yet around 10 p.m. on Ja … [Read more...]

Elsewhere: Japan, Twitter/Lent, March Madness, Art Games, Last of the Country Gentlemen, 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: Well, isn’t this just precious: David Jaffe, creator of the Twisted Metal series among other things, freaks out about art games.Why aren’t there more female characters in games? Mystery Solved!Personally, I think this is an amazing idea.Alan: Marvin Olasky on how Glenn Beck believes that man can rule him … [Read more...]