Auden, Anxiety, and the Music on the Way

Anxiety is a powerful problem for many people – I was recently amazed to find out that nearly half of one of my college classes freely admitted to having been on anxiety medication at some point in their lives. For many, it’s something they just have to live with. So I thought Laura Ortberg Turner’s [Read More...]

Rituals for Creativity

It’s Monday, which means we’re all creaking back into gear. On Mondays I always try to kick off my week well by settling into a routine. Sometimes I’m more successful than others, but I know that we’re created as beings who thrive on rituals (after all, observing the Sabbath is one of the first, and [Read More...]

A Film Festival and a Church, Together

There’s a lot of discussion in both the religious world and the film world about the often fractious relationship between the two. But last weekend, the New York Times reported on the well-respected True/False Film Festival . . . and the 4000-member Evangelical Presbyterian church that supports it, while letting it run mostly autonomously: It was Mr. [Read More...]

Feminism, Depravity, and House of Cards

Whether or not you’re one of the many Americans who’s been spending an outsize amount of time watching season two of House of Cards on Netflix, you’ve certainly heard about the phenomenon and its calculating power-hungry couple, Frank and Claire Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Wright won a Golden Globe for her performance, and [Read More...]


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