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.

The New Copernicans (David John Seel, 2018)


The warning signs Some warnings are jarring and immediate. “Mayday,” for example. Most, however, are subtle and incremental, like a pan-pan warning: “Pay attention.”…

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…

Friends With Benefits (Will Gluck, 2011)


Sex Points the Way A girl can tuck a Trojan in her purse on Saturday night, but there is no such device to protect…

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…

Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy (Christopher Phillips, 2001)


There is a danger in both Christian families and Christian schools that indoctrination is taken for education. Nothing could be farther from the truth.…

Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses (Marjorie Garber, 2000)


Perhaps it is more pronounced here than in other places. But the evidence seems to indicate otherwise. Dallas, Texas, is the real estate capital…

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…