On Celebrity, Kevin Durant and the Need for Solace

The most recent issue of the New York Times magazine features an engrossing profile of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder by Sam Anderson.  It touches on an issue that I mull over sometimes: the effect of celebrity on a person.  Here’s a swatch from the long-form profile that illuminates the incredible pressures of massive [Read More...]

Michael Horton on the Cross; D. Michael Lindsay on Christian Celebrities

I am loving Al Mohler and Michael Horton chopping up the significance of Good Friday.  These two guys think and speak clearly.  Michael Horton has written very helpfully about modern Christianity and its shortcomings (start with The Gospel-Driven Life). I also enjoyed Josh Harris’s program on his new book Dug Down Deep (Multnomah, 2010).  Of [Read More...]

When Adults Are Idiots, Or, How to Explain Sin While Ignoring It

From the LA Times, more on the recent outbursts of Kanye West, Serena Williams, and Joe Wilson: In the wake of these high-profile outbursts across disciplines — politics, entertainment and sports — many Americans have found themselves asking what is going on. To some, it’s not a coincidence but rather the manifestation of a deepening [Read More...]


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