David John Seel, Jr.

David John Seel, Jr., PhD (University of Maryland) is a cultural-renewal entrepreneur and social-impact consultant with expertise in the dynamics of cultural change. His latest book is The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church (2018). He lives with his wife on a historic farm in Pennsylvania and blogs at www.ncconversations.com.

Kate Campbell, Twang on a Wire (2003)


"In each of us...there is part of yesterday’s man; it is yesterday’s man who inevitably predominates us, since the present amounts to little compared…

Dashboard Confessional, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (2003)


In a world without boundaries, relationships are leaving their scars. Sex has been disconnected from love. Living together divorced from marriage. Marriage no longer…

Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile (1999)


Trent Reznor and his band, Nine Inch Nails, are an easy target of condemnation, if not demonization. The heir of Kurt Cobain’s alternative rock…

Eminem, Marshall Mathers (2000)


It is impossible to understand youth culture, particularly contemporary pop music culture, without addressing the significance of 27-year-old, white-rap-MC Marshall Mathers. Mathers is known…

Drive By Truckers, The Dirty South (2004)


As I swing my Land Rover into the drive-through at Starbucks to order a Venti Nonfat Double-Cup Extra-Hot Two-Spenda Latté, a morning ritual after…

Killers, Hot Fuss (2004)


Popular music consists of a world of competing values. On one hand pop music reviewers, with their storehouse of knowledge about rock’n’roll history and…