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David Brooks on Character: Journey to the Unexamined

David Brooks on Character: Journey to the Unexamined

By Abby Skeans In his newest book, The Road to Character, David Brooks pulls back the curtain and invites readers to indulge in that one activity which our human nature instinctively abhors, self-criticism. In his winsome and raw tone, Brooks guides readers into a space where he has led us many times before in his […]

Washington Post Highlights Evangelical Statement on Animals

Washington Post Highlights Evangelical Statement on Animals

By Abby Skeans Last week the article, “Inside the Evangelical Push to Rally Around Animal Ethics” was published in the Washington Post by Sarah Pulliam Bailey in which she reflects on the Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals. 

Loving Fathers, Little Boys, and Big Faith

Loving Fathers, Little Boys, and Big Faith

  By Michael Leasers Filmgoers get a rare treat next weekend when Little Boy opens in theaters nationwide April 24. Too few and far between are four-quadrant live-action films with exceptional production values, Academy Award-nominated actors, and a moving story that inspires and enlightens audiences.

Polishing Brass at the End of the World

Polishing Brass at the End of the World

By Mark Rodgers Eschatology is the field of theological study concerned with the final events in human history.  The term may be hard to pronounce and appear spiritually and future-focused, but what one believes about the future has an impact on today.

Book Event with Karen Swallow Prior

Book Event with Karen Swallow Prior

In her most recent work, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More — Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, Karen Swallow Prior introduces readers to a female educator who, motivated by faith, dedicated herself to eradicating injustice and encouraging virtue alongside social reformers, such as William Wilberforce and others from The Clapham Sect.  ————- In the chapter, […]

SXSW 2015 in Review

SXSW 2015 in Review

By Molly Connolly It’s the Monday after South by Southwest and the streets of Austin are eerily deserted. Less than 12 hours ago the main thoroughfare was teaming with over 400,000 people. Now, buss drivers are tearing the Walking Dead ads off their busses and concert posters blow across the street like tumbleweed. I’m about […]

We Were Poor and Didn’t Know It

We Were Poor and Didn’t Know It

By Ben Kafferlin and Abby Skeans via Opportunity Lives Charles Murray’s seminal work, Coming Apart, focused on the segregation of Caucasian Americans by income into zip codes. In many ways, Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis picks up where Murray’s work left off – measuring and evaluating social and economic inequality. Importantly, […]

Dear Jack

Dear Jack

  [Photo: Dan Hardesty (The Last Bison), Drew Shirley (Switchfoot) and Jack Heaslip spend time together at a Wedgwood Artists’ Retreat] By Mark Rodgers Over the years I got to know Jack Heaslip, and a taste of the wisdom that he shared with his “boys” … the members of U2. – I first met Jack […]

A Short Perspective on Life and Love

A Short Perspective on Life and Love

By Michael Leaser A sharp, single-minded focus on its subject characterizes many short films. This year’s crop of Oscar-nominated animated and live action short films are no exception, with several bringing their acute attention to bear on the often unwieldy topics of the value of life and love. The Bigger Picture reveals the emotional and […]

Bella’s Gift

Bella’s Gift

By Mark Rodgers For 16 years I served as Senator Rick Santorum’s top aide, but more importantly for the past (almost) 7 years I have been his miracle daughter Bella’s godfather.  One of the most important tenets to me is that EVERY human life has equal value, every person has been made in God’s image […]