Category Archives: Culture / Entertainment

Why Our Son Doesn’t Have a Smartphone

Maybe we parents, who are too often glued to our phones, should contemplate what we’re saying “yes” to.

Also posted in Christian Living, Life & Culture, Technology | | 17 Comments

The Crown, The Pastorate, and Hidden Vulnerability

On the inevitability and importance of hidden vulnerability in pastoral ministry.

Also posted in Church Issues, Discipleship, Future of the Church, Life & Culture | | 1 Comment

Are Chip and Joanna Gaines ‘Cultural Heretics’?

The Gaines family comes under fire for belonging to a church that opposes same-sex marriage.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Homosexuality, Life & Culture | | 27 Comments

Pokémon Go in a Fractured and Flattened world

What the popularity of Pokémon Go tells us about American life and American longings in the 21st century.

Also posted in Christianity, Life & Culture | | 17 Comments

The One Thing About “Downton Abbey” That Really Let Me Down

The difference in learning “about” another era vs. learning “from.”

Also posted in Art, Life & Culture | | 13 Comments

“Transparent” and the Art of Propaganda Squads

This show’s creators have a revolutionary perspective on what it means to be human, and they are pushing it unapologetically.

Also posted in Life & Culture | | 9 Comments

Colton Dixon and the “Craziness” of Saving Sex for Marriage

How online commenters responded to the idea of saving sex for marriage.

Also posted in Christianity, Life & Culture, Music | | 3 Comments

From Stephen Colbert to Taylor Swift: 4 Reasons I Write Cultural Commentary

Whenever I write about the worldview of a cultural icon or a cultural artifact, I brace myself for the comment streams and Facebook conversations.

Also posted in Art, Christianity, Life & Culture, Music, Politics | | 9 Comments

4 Principles for Parenting in a World of Video Games

Some tips from Kevin DeYoung, Dan Darling, Trillia Newbell, and Aaron Earls on limiting your kids’ access to electronic devices.

Also posted in Christian Living, Life & Culture | | 7 Comments

The Gospel According to Taylor Swift

According to Jesus, salvation is not about finding yourself, but losing yourself in order to find yourself in Him.

Also posted in Art, Life & Culture, Music | | 19 Comments