David John Seel, Jr.

John Seel is a cultural renewal entrepreneur, film producer, and educational reformer. He is a Senior Fellow at the Work Research Foundation and adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He can be reached at djsjr@earthlink.net.

Into the Wild
(Sean Penn, 2007)


Some movies are like cotton candy, others like granola. Some are sweet but vacuous; others more demanding but more nutritious. Sean Penn’s cinematic adaptation…

Material Boy: On Artifacts, Discernment, and Elites

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Andy Crouch’s Culture Making, is an important book written by an insightful writer. It warrants wide discussion. It is also strangely troubling. Perhaps this…

The World According to Abercrombie & Fitch

Culture / Discernment / Ordinary Life

What do a naked man and woman sitting on a horse bareback have to do with selling T-shirts and shorts? Everything, if the clothes…

Inherit the Wind (Stanley Kramer, 1960)


"As long as a prerequisite for that shining paradise is bigotry, ignorance, and hate, I say to hell with it.” — Henry Drummond, Playing…