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...]

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

By now, the idea of the “power of positive thinking” is a cliche, but one that we almost accept as being self-evidently true. Positive people get ahead, right? At the New Yorker, Adam Alter explores research challenging that notion: According to a great deal of research, positive fantasies may lessen your chances of succeeding. In one [Read More...]

Beauty and Wonder at Work

Over at The High Calling, they’re having a discussion about beauty and wonder in the workplace. Here’s two pieces worth reading. First, Charity Singleton Craig looks at “creating beauty in the workplace” — and how it’s everyone’s job. She provides dozens of links to articles on the subject from The High Calling and around the [Read More...]


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