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Bread and Circus
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Juvenal believed far too many citizens were far too willing to cooperate in their own exploitation. What I find incredibly intriguing — and disconcerting — about Juvenal’s observations is that, numerous genera ...

Top 10 Reasons Why Christians Like Top 10 Lists about Christians
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

No, this is not some new Charlie Kauffman movie that folds in on itself, creating a perpetual feedback loop. I’m serious; Christians love Top 10 Lists. No wonder Moses did only 10 commandments. ...

Culture War Cease-Fire
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There's evidence that popular cinema is taking real life seriously. One day last fall, I w ...

God:
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez "From the time of Moses' stone tablets, man ...

Real Product: Freedom Ale!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Freedom Ale! Freedom Ale! W ...

Power Punch
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Finally, researchers have harnessed the fruit of the ...

Tortured Logic
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jesse Holcomb Do shows like 24 help make torture acceptable? How many of us condemn state-sanctioned torture b ...

Real Product: Sweet Salvation
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Struggling to explain God's ways to your Sunday ...

Fashion Conscious
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Clothing the world with justice. When stern-looking models wearing the colors of Africa sashayed d ...

Pop Culture Christianity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson Since the box-office success of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, there's been a lot of hoopla about ...

'We Are the World'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Now playing near you: A global monoculture. Thirty years ago, the British punk-rock band T ...

Oh Sure, Blame the Problem!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. We cannot rest on our laurel, once we find out what it is. During a recent congressional hearing ...

Thwack! for Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez There's no better way to prevent boredom than pl ...

Attack of the Monster Houses
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Why do Americans want to live so large? They sit on treeless hillsides, big as the barns they may ...

We Buy, Therefore We Are
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Everday low prices are part of our American birthright. Right? Whenever I have occasion t ...

Spoof Products
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Hole-y Bible Leave it to ...

Knit Local, Act Global
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Stitching for Social (and personal) change. Knitting is hip. Subversive, even. Take knitting ...

Huggable Warrior of the Cross
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Soft Saints, Inc., purveyor of positive role models f ...

Wealth, Fame, and Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Potter Pop musician Moby on how his faith affects his lifestyle, art, and activism. Watch your head,” Mob ...

Dylan, Reborn. Again.
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The poet, musician, author (and senior citizen) keeps it real- and keeps it coming. One of ...

Celebrity Activists
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Johnston Hollywood's humanitarian helpers direct more attention to global hot spots. But does it help? ...

To 'Kiss The Sky'
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Johnston 'Pop music possesses the power to transport the human spirit.' In a 2005 Rol ...

Mixed Messages
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Andersen Does Ricky Martin's sexed-up music undercut his anti-trafficking activism? Ricky Martin is ...

Don't Have a Sacred Cow, Man!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler The Simpsons' love-hate relationship with religion. When The Simpsons creator Matt Groeni ...

It's the Real Thing
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Notes from a new generation Responding to the tragedy at Columbine High School, educa ...

The Other Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

James J. Zogby The image of Islam in American pop culture. Historically, the animus of anti-Semitism directed ...

The Substance of Hope
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Ronald Johnson Since 1991, Douglas John Hall has published three large volumes designed to provide an essentially systematic theological ...

In Light of the Cross
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Kelly Green The experiment of nonviolence. A slight, almost imperceptible call has persisted throughout the a ...

A Culture in Common
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum We hear a lot today about how divided we Americans are on matters of culture. We hear a l ...

Owning Rights and Righting Wrongs
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen In the 1960s, the Fellowship of Reconciliation prepared a comic book about the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Reaching Beyond Remote
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Writers of various sorts, you may have noticed, sometimes take a notion to cast aside their particular genre or disci ...

Make It So
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shane Helmer Star Trek's journey continues In Star Trek: The Next Generation 's seventh-season e ...

Chants of a Lifetime
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen The popular music world was abuzz in 1994 when a recording of music 15 centuries old (and recorded over the last two decades) ...

Are PBS and Cable Like Cain and Abel?
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum It was inevitable that our de facto federal ministry of culture would be among the first and most visible targets whe ...

On Holy Ground
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The practical theology of home. I thought, growing up, that only special places could be " ...