The Last Battle of The Civil Wars

Joy Williams and John Paul White are one of the most surprisingly popular bands of the last few years. Undeniably talented songwriters whose sound has an almost Victorian, nostalgic aesthetic, the Civil Wars’ music is heartbreakingly melancholy and romantic. And that sound won them unexpected popularity, Grammys, and critical acclaim.However sad their music might be, no one expected the full-fledged hiatus and tour cancellation following their success due to “irreconcilable differences." But … [Read more...]

Immigration Reform and the Christian Welcome Wagon

For those of us with the luxury of not noticing, immigration reform is back on the political scene, and in a big way. President Obama recently made statements about his own plan, and last week, the Senate revealed an outline for proposed immigration reform that is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum. In a nutshell, both the president and the Senate agree on creating paths to citizenship for the current 11 million individuals living in America illegally, while focusing on … [Read more...]

When Google Doesn't Meet Your Religious Standards

Surfers who are concerned about being potentially morally and spiritually contaminated by Google's search results now have some "holier" alternatives. NPR recently wrote about several alternative search engines that cater to specific religious groups: In a world where Google has put every bit of information at our fingertips, some people are now demanding less information when they surf the Internet.Some Jews, Muslims and Christians are abandoning Yahoo and Google and turning to search engines … [Read more...]