Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019)

Movies

A death without a body From the beginning my goal in Critique has been to call attention to films that are worth discussion and…

Bring the War Home (Kathleen Belew, 2018)

Books

The Legacy of the White Power Movement It is the difficult work of historians to bring order to the past. The very best historical…

Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015)

Books

This short book, Nobel and Pulitzer prize winner Toni Morrison rightly says, “is required reading.” Composed as a letter to his son, Coates writes…

The Politics of Ministry (Burns, Chapman, & Guthrie, 2019)

Books

In school there was always a sigh of disappointment when our professor assigned us to work in groups. Having to deal with others always…

Poetry: “A Constellation”

Poetry

Faithfully shining this fam’ly of stars Patiently pointing in radiant song Wheeling in motion to music they sing The love in the law of…

Conspiracy (Frank Pierson, 2001)

Movies

What does evil look like? Once upon a time the face of evil was easily recognizable at least in the movies. It looked like…

The Lord’s Prayer (Wesley Hill, 2019)

Books

The Lord’s Prayer It is hard to pray in our world of advanced modernity, even for those of us who believe in prayer. We…

Firstfruits of a New Creation (Doug Serven, editor, 2019)

Books

Firstfruits of a New Creation Several years ago, I set aside time to attend a lecture series by Jerram Barrs. As I was about…

Excerpt: Firstfruits of a New Creation

Books

"Tears as a spark of fire" an excerpt from “Apologetic Communication” by Zack Eswine in Firstfruits of a New Creation: Essays Honoring Jerram Barrs…

Poetry: Advent Reflection

Poetry

Advent Reflection It is said, the end of a thing is in the beginning. There were angels in both places: at first they frightened…