Why Christians Should Read Secular Novels

At her blog, Amy Julia Becker looks at why Christians ought to read non-Christian novels: In spending time with these fictional people, Lamb succeeded in humanizing individuals who might otherwise have remained a “type” –whether the lesbian artist, the sexual predator, the liberal social activist, or the evangelical from Texas. And in feeling some degree [Read More...]

God . . . on TV?

There’s always a few people who think that God doesn’t show up on TV at all – but lately he’s everywhere, and especially, it turns out, on dark TV dramas. (Who would have guessed it?) Here’s The AV Club (definitely not a Christian source) pointing this out: What makes the emergence of faith and religion as [Read More...]

Pubs, Coffeehouses, and Democracy

In the Center for Public Justice’s Capitol Commentary, Matthew Kaemingk looks at the importance of pubs and coffeehouses for democracy and community: Democratic theorists lament that too many Americans now exclusively receive their political news and analysis through ideologically narrow sources. As Americans continue to construct tighter and tighter ideological echo chambers for themselves, many wonder how [Read More...]

The Exclusion of “Belle”

Maybe you saw the new costume drama Belle, which looks at issues of race and class during the time just before slavery was abolished in Great Britain. But what you might have missed (I certainly did) was how much the filmmakers left out – especially about the real abolitionists, and how they were motivated by faith: Let’s [Read More...]


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