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bono preaches to the president

February 6th, 2006 by isaac · 8 Comments

Bono showed up for the National Prayer Breakfast this past week and preached to the president. You can read the full sermon at DATA. This guy is amazing. Nothing can stop him. Time Magazine asked a question on the front cover of their magazine a couple years ago: “Can Bono Save the World?” Maybe. He’s […]

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Tags: pop culture

christianity today: buying some golden salvation

December 30th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

I started receiving Christianity Today (CT) this past October. There was a free trial offer and I thought it might be a good idea to swim in that evangelical world for a bit. For me, the most helpful thing about the magazine is that it gives a window into Evangelical America. I mean, where else […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

Harry Potter (and Fantasy): Worth our Time?

August 7th, 2005 by Jason · 6 Comments

In my previous post I defended Harry Potter as a book Christians can read despite the plethora of witches, wizards, and other magical creatures it contains. In this post I want to put forth some of the benefits of reading fantasy books, specifically Harry Potter. In other words, I want to suggest why Harry Potter […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

The Roots of Terrorism

August 5th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

Sojourners has a good op-ed piece on the roots of the recent bombings in London which navigates a middle ground between the liberal explanation (that it’s due to social forces, such as poverty) and the conservative explanation (that Islam is an inherently violent religion) with this explanation: I suggest that the misguided young men responsible […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

new link: phew

August 1st, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

I added a new link the other day: phew. The entries are just plain entertaining, at least for me. Every so often we need a minute to lose ourselves in the mundane, sightings from someone else’s everyday. So, just sit back and check out the website and hum to yourself some radiohead: phew, for a […]

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Tags: life · pop culture

Potter and Witches and Wizards, Oh My!

July 31st, 2005 by Jason · 19 Comments

Last night we had a great talk with some friends of ours about whether or not Christians should read Harry Potter (I don’t think it was hard for them to surmise that Nance and I were more than a little excited about the latest book since we both have a copy which we’re reading). Over […]

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Italian for Beginners in dialog with Ecclesiastes

April 21st, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

It is not uncommon to hear a film or critic or avid movie watcher say that a certain film was molded too much by the “Hollywood style” to have any real merit. “Hollywood style” conveys the idea of a movie full of glitz, glamor, special effects, and a predictable feel-good plot. Such a movie may […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

garmarna

April 14th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

A friend just got me hooked on a new band. Garmana mixes Swedish folk music, pop/techno/rock beats, and incredible vocals to make for great-sounding music with an earthy, eclectic feel. That’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? It’s easier if you just head over and listen to some of it (there’s also a full-length […]

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Tags: kingdom naturalists · pop culture