Slowing Down . . . With Coffee?

Did you ever think about coffee as something that can slow us down? David [Blanchard], when he looks at a cup of coffee, when he smells the dried coffee berries roasting, when he rolls the beans between his fingers, sees something different. He sees the result of hours of careful labor, the work of sun, rain, and [Read More...]

A Last Supper

My friend Dyana Herron is a poet, and poets make the best prose writers, or so I’ve always argued. But she’s also wise and tells heartbreaking stories. Her latest essay, about her brother going to prison, is difficult and beautiful: I wondered if this was what my brother was going to do — binge on [Read More...]

Last Temptation Turns Twenty-Five

Last week at Christianity Today Movies, we published a piece on the controversial Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, which turns twenty-five this year. Critic Ken Morefield went back to the film, wondering if it was any good, and if it was worthy of the controversy. What he found was surprising: It’s fascinating to listen [Read More...]

How Do We Overcome the Fear of Death?

At The Curator, Win Bassett thinks about stories about death can help us overcome the fear of death: Embracing our infected existence, even while we teeter on the brink of nonexistence, serves as the sole saving grace to quell these fears. Sadly (or happily, depending on our framing), this acceptance of our curious, awkward and [Read More...]


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