Discernment 101a: Always Begin Objectively

Discernment / The Skill

The process of Christian cultural discernment involves asking a series of questions that allow us to deepen our understanding of whatever it is we…

Discernment 101b: What’s obvious might not be

Discernment / The Skill

Some people act as if pluralism isn’t simply a fact of life. Instead, they are offended when movies do not depict the values they…

Discernment 101c: Liking it or Getting it

Discernment / The Skill

In an increasingly pluralistic and technological world like ours, hardly a week goes past without the possibility of being confronted with some new artifact…

Discernment 102: How to Disagree Agreeably

Discernment / The Skill

I don’t know very much,” James Agate is recorded as saying, “but what I do know I know better than anybody, and I don’t…

Discernment 201: A Guide to Reading Fiction Christianly

Discernment / The Skill

If you’re already familiar with Ransom Fellowship, you probably know that we love to encourage discussion and thoughtful responses to art. This certainly includes…

Discernment 202: Pop Culture: Why Bother?

Discernment / The Skill

In a cover story in USA Weekend, movie critic Michael Medved invited readers to make a toll-free phone call, responding Yes or No to…

Discernment 301: From Story to Drama

Discernment / The Skill

I wish I could read this aloud to you, but I can’t. We aren’t in the same room, for one thing, which is a…

What Would Jesus Value?

Discernment / Scripture / Spirituality / The Skill

Surveys reveal there is apparently a marked disparity between the number of people—especially among males—who claim to believe in Christianity and the number who…

Why the Gospel Isn’t a Romantic Comedy

Discernment / Movies / The Skill

Answer: "It was too violent." "It was too depressing." "There wasn't enough hope." "All I remember is that they cursed a lot." "There was…