A curated selection of articles of interest from the past week related to Christianity and culture. News et cetera        How the #metoo movement became a feminist sexual revolution. “Oh, girls, look what we’ve done now. We’ve gone too far. The growing backlash against the MeToo movement has finally settled on a form that can face itself in the mirror. The charge is hysteria, moral panic, hatred of sex, hatred of men. More specifically, as Andrew Sullivan complained in New York magazine… Read more

The Paradox As I’ve tried to pay attention to, study, and understand the common perspectives of sex in our American cultural milieu, I’ve come to the conclusion that we abide by a paradox. The pervasive and paradoxical perspective on sex is this: sex means nothing and sex means everything. On the one hand, we have swiped right (or left, as the case may be) so many times that we’ve dehumanized other persons (and consequently ourselves) into mere pleasure-inducing objects. Sex… Read more

A curated selection of articles of interest from the past week related to Christianity and culture. News et cetera        How Americanized Christianity looks to immigrant pastors. ‘perhaps the most significant distinguishing mark of US Christianity is the pervasive individualism that saturates the culture and the church, which differs from the community centered values in other parts of the world.’ (H/T AV) [Christianity Today] I’ve been tracking with David Bentley Hart’s new translation of the New Testament since it… Read more

A curated selection of articles of interest from the past week related to Christianity and culture. News et cetera                                                                              I took a couple week’s off over the holiday. Here are my top articles from the past few weeks. Oprah, don’t do it…. Read more

December 28 is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the day the Church remembers and commemorates King Herod’s massacre of all boys two and under after being duped by the wise men. We read about it in the Gospel of Matthew: Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according… Read more

Here is a list of tracks, one from each my favorite albums of 2017 (in no particular order). Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up – ‘If You Need To, Keep Time On Me’ Kendrick Lamar, Damn – ‘DNA’ Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer, Bach Trios – Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: I. Vivace Julien Baker, Turn Out the Lights – ‘Appointments’ The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding – Strangest Thing Thundercat, Drunk – ‘Uh uh’ Big Thief, Capacity – ‘Mary’ Sylvan Esso, What Now… Read more

A curated selection of articles of interest from the past week related to Christianity and culture. News et cetera Tim Keller answers the question, ‘can evangelicalism survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?’ Does the word [evangelical], then, have an ongoing usefulness? For now, the answer may be no. These new urban churches are certainly not mainline Protestant, yet they don’t look at all like what the average person thinks of by the term “Evangelical.” Will these younger churches abandon the… Read more

News et cetera                                                                              What’s wrong with the world? I am (and so are you). My personal blog got picked up by Patheos. The baker and the empire. ‘Liberalism won the same-sex marriage battle. Religious conservatism isn’t going away. We all have to… Read more

I am. And so are you. Read more

As a middle-class white kid, growing up in a very white place, I was blissfully and tragically ignorant of the reality of racism in America. The truth is, I was white so I didn’t have to think about it. I was unaware of the historical, institutional, systemic dynamics of racism in America. To my shame, it wasn’t until probably four or five years ago that I began to wrestle through the dark reality of racism in America. In this post, I am offering… Read more

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