Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Muddying the Waters around Modesty

Whenever summer rolls around, the tide of links rises on my Facebook news feed. “Modesty,” they all say. Sometimes with a sneer, sometimes with a polemic defense, they all say, “modesty.” In theory, I appreciate the idea of modesty, and I think the arguments in its defense are...
August 12th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

Mad Libs: Are Christians Falling for Our Culture’s Gag?

Remember Mad Libs? I loved that game. Getting to throw random words into a story and laughing in pants-wetting glee at the nonsensical tales we made. In fact, let’s play a round right now. Quick – write one infinitive verb and one noun. Done? Now, fill them into the dialogue below. Person...
June 24th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

From Death to Life, Not Rot to Sanitation: Part 2

Three weeks ago I wrote about Christians having to live with TV and pop culture that is frankly yucky. I said that even though pop culture is often disgusting and rotten, Christians who are moving from death to life in Christ have to engage with it because 1. there is some good in it still and 2. they...
June 11th, 2013 | Culture, Film, Gaming, Media, Music | Read More

Christians and Television: From Death to Life, Not Rot to Sanitation

A cadaver in a lab is no more alive than a corpse in a ditch, though it may smell a little less. In the end, both are buried. Rot looks alive compared to the sanitized corpse because rot is life that feeds on death, but sanitation’s sanctity is ultimately worth something. Because Christians identify...
May 21st, 2013 | Religion, Television, The Gospel | Read More

Twenty | 25 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is the Doni Tondi by Michaelangelo. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original...
June 25th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 11 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction...
June 11th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 4 June 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Peace – The Burial at Sea by JMW Turner. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction...
June 4th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 28 May 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Penelope Unravelling Her Web by Joseph Wright of Derby. Every individual image may be contemplated in...
May 28th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 21 May 2010

Two nights ago, five paintings were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.  Among them was this piece, L’Olivier pres de l’Estaque, by Georges Braque. Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed...
May 21st, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 14 May 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Irises by Van Gogh. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original one (as...
May 14th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More