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May 17, 2018
The truth about complaining
Awhile back, I participated in a challenge to go a day without complaining. It was...
May 15, 2018
Regrets? I’ve had a few.
Awhile back, when I was in my mid-twenties, I became so frustrated with single life...
May 12, 2018
A legacy of faith
About 10 years ago, when I was living back at my parents’ house for a...
May 11, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. discusses “Adulting”
Hey everyone! This week’s been a bit crazy, so there’s no Five for Friday this...
May 08, 2018
My grandmother passed away last week at the age of 85. She was one of...
May 04, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. talks Amy Grant and FIVE FOR FRIDAY goes to ‘Infinity’
Are you all up for a little bit more Amy Grant talk? Earlier this week,...
May 02, 2018
Sacred Cows: Does Christian culture owe Amy Grant an apology?
I don’t get starstruck easily. When I was a reporter, I had the opportunity to...
April 30, 2018
Should Christians be political?
Stop being political! That’s the comment I often see when someone posts their opinions about...
April 27, 2018
Pastors: Don’t preach from the book of Marvel
For many comic book geeks and movie fans, this weekend’s release of “Avengers: Infinity War”...
April 25, 2018
God might give you more than you can handle
While I think encouragement is one of the greatest gifts you can give a person,...
April 23, 2018
The socially anxious Chrisian
It’s the mid-1990s. I’m in my high school journalism class, writing movie reviews because the...
April 20, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. Gets Nerdy and Five for Friday visits “A Quiet Place”
Welcome to the nerdiest episode of CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. yet! A little peek behind the curtain: When...
April 18, 2018
Don’t be yourself — Be better
Be yourself. That’s advice we give to everyone. Whether they’re trying to find a date,...
April 16, 2018
I endure winter because I remember the spring
It’s mid-April in Michigan and yesterday I had to drive through an ice storm. This...
April 13, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. talks men’s conferences, and Five For Friday goes to the circus
You almost didn’t get to hear this week’s episode. About halfway through recording, Joe had...
April 11, 2018
Netflix’s “Come Sunday” is engrossing — and possibly heretical
Come Sunday,” premiering April 13 on Netflix, does what I’ve long asked for in movies...
April 09, 2018
Why our kids attend public schools
In September, my son started kindergarten. Every day, Mickey gets on a bus, which takes...
April 06, 2018
Five for Friday: Playing Games and Joining Cults
Spring Break found Joe traveling around Michigan and me taking care of kids and spending...
April 04, 2018
Larry Norman’s lessons for Christian art
Possibly the most prominent figure of the 1960s Jesus Movement, Larry Norman single-handedly started the...
March 30, 2018
Good Friday and Divine Repossession
There is nothing more terrifying than walking outside to find your car is gone, and...
March 30, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. talks offensive art PLUS Five for Good Friday
As long as I’ve been part of the church (which is going on 40 years),...
March 28, 2018
The perils of Super-Dad
This month, my son’s kindergarten class celebrated National Reading Month by inviting “mystery readers” to...
March 26, 2018
Don’t skip the big hills
When I was young, my family used to take yearly trips to an amusement park...
March 23, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. visits “Flint Town” PLUS Five for Friday!
“Flint Town,” an eight-part documentary series that recently debuted on Netflix, is a show that...
March 22, 2018
My Shower Prayer
My spiritual life is often overly intellectual. I’m good with doctrines, creeds and theology, but...
March 21, 2018
5 Reasons Why You Should Sing in Church
Singing is synonymous with Sunday morning worship. No matter your denomination, the two constants you’ll...
March 20, 2018
Remember when dc Talk made a movie?
In my recent Sacred Cows post on dc Talk, I mentioned the “Jesus Freak” single...
March 19, 2018
Our Long Obedience
I recently lost five pounds. That shouldn’t be reason for too much celebration; there’s still...
March 16, 2018
CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. asks “What is Worship?”
The fun thing about doing the CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. podcast is that Joe and I are able...
March 15, 2018
If your child asks for peace, will you give them a bullet?
Yesterday, students around the nation walked out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. to draw...
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