Articles By: Lindsay Stallones

Lindsay teaches Advanced Placement history and political science in a Christian high school. She graduated from Biola University summa cum laude where she earned a B.A. in history and she holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University. She is a Perpetual Member of the Torrey Honors Institute, a film geek, and a screenwriter. Both in her classroom and beyond, Lindsay spends her time bringing history to life for the uninitiated, promoting ecumenical and bipartisan conversation within the Body of Christ, working for social justice at home and abroad, and enjoying and preserving God's Creation.

A Complicated Remembrance

The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks snuck up on me. For one thing, we’re still calling them the September 11th attacks, as if it happened within the calendar year and all we need is the day and month for reference. Like many far more eloquent writers have said this week, the attacks...
September 12th, 2011 | Culture, Education, Global War on Terrorism, History, Politics | Read More

The Four-Legged Mirror

Terrence Malick’s astounding film Tree of Life opens with Jessica Chastain’s breathy monologue, explaining that there are two ways in this life, the way of nature and the way of grace. No film embodies that dichotomy more practically than Buck. You know who Buck Brannaman is, even if you don’t...
July 19th, 2011 | Creation Care, Culture, Film, Other | Read More

Beauty Will Save the World

Jeffrey Overstreet writes like Vincent Van Gogh painted. I had the opportunity to see some of Van Gogh’s finest works earlier this year at an exhibit at San Francisco’s De Young Museum. It was like walking through an explosion of creative beauty. Van Gogh’s use of color, his bold, even violent...
March 14th, 2011 | Art & Literature, Book Reviews, Culture, Media | Read More

Freedom Sunday 2011

March 13 was Freedom Sunday, an international effort by congregations around the world to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking and organize efforts to oppose it around the world. Freedom Sunday coincides with the first Sunday of Lent in the western calendar for a reason. It was for...
March 13th, 2011 | Culture, Ethics, Human Rights, Moral Philosophy, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

An Affair to Remember in Words Soon Forgotten

An entire year of planning goes into the brief, televised announcement. A network of hundreds of experts vet every point. Presentation is everything.  The words, carefully chosen, have the power to define the successes of the last year and set expectations for the next. But after countless hours of...
January 27th, 2011 | Conservative/Liberal, Democrats, Film, History, Libertarians, Other, Politics, Republicans, Television | Read More

We Need a Darker Christmas

Tis the season to be trite: twinkling lights, evergreen branches, sentimental images of multigenerational gatherings, and the ever-present stars.  Everywhere you look it is happy, gleeful, giggly, cinnamon-sugary.  All is bathed in warmth and light, with no room for darkness.  And few of us think...
December 22nd, 2010 | Culture, History, Religion, The Gospel, Worldviews | Read More

Social Justice and the Cross: A False Dichotomy

Something’s rotten in the state of Christendom.  In the third century, Cyprian was bishop of Carthage.  The church had recently survived the Decian persecutions and Cyprian controversially urged his congregants to welcome back into the body of Christ those who had denied their faith under duress. ...
October 12th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Ethics, Evangelicals, Human Rights, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

Scott Pilgrim vs. Reality

Full disclosure: I have never read one of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular graphic novels about Scott Pilgrim and his epic of epic epicness.  But my students insisted last week that I had to see the film adaptation because it was, well, epic.  And really, you should do something fun after you’ve...
August 31st, 2010 | Culture, Film, Media | Read More

What Decided Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Everyone’s talking about the wrong thing.  The Prop 8 trial Perry v. Schwarzenegger recently concluded in a flurry of punditry that had little if anything to do with the case.  While most media personalities spent their time aimlessly speculating or just provoking controversy, anyone who wants to...
August 11th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Human Rights, Politics | Read More

What I Did For My Summer Vacation

Most working adults don’t dream of spending a week of their summer tromping through the mountains with 150 high schoolers and a copy of Plato’s Meno.  But the staff of Wheatstone Academy are an odd bunch. Wheatstone Academy is the brainchild of Dr. John Mark Reynolds, founder and director of the...
August 2nd, 2010 | Culture, Education, Evangelicals, Philosophy, Protestant, Worldviews | Read More