Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014) BY: Billy Boyce As the first album since Laura Grace has come out as “trans,” it is full of raw energy and emotions as she attempts to give language to her experience.
Flourishing with technology: Discernment Exercise BY: Denis Haack As life changes, we must respond if we want to live intentionally, or be swept along if we aren’t vigilant. OK, that’s too stark—to some extent we all find ourselves swept along.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014) BY: Naaman Wood Like Anderson’s recent work, Grand Budapest Hotel presents a marvelous visual display of an enchanting story. Although the film features a highly ordered visual space, Christians should resist a view of redemption or resurrection that is too highly ordered.
Politics and Perspective: Possible paths and perils BY: Timothy Padgett Political discourse is a complicated business, and the wise road is more apt to be found by humble questions than by confident assertions.
Over the Earth I Come (Duane Schultz, 1992) BY: Denis Haack Schultz's book tells the story of the Sioux Uprising of 1862, what led to it and what results came of it. It's ripples continue to this day, some for good, but most for curse.
F.F. Bruce: A Life (Tim Grass, 2011) BY: Denis Haack Early in his career, N. T. Wright said, “...there were virtually no other scholars of his [Bruce's] eminence who were prepared to stand up and be counted as believers in the truth of the New Testament and the Jesus of whom it speaks.”
Broken Hallelujahs: Why Popular Music Matters to Those Seeking God (Christian Scharen, 2011) BY: Denis Haack Demonstrating what he means by reflecting on the music of Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, and others, Scharen tries to help Christians be discerning rather than dismissive judges or thoughtless imbibers. He argues that “a theology of grace views all as broken, and God’s work
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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