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Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

In the Stacks, October 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Freelance Whales Evolve on 'Diluvia'
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Freelance Whales didn’t just go to a new frontier — they went for the final frontier. Battlestar Galactica —not the first thing you think of while mining the vast array of in ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

People of Earth...
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is it global warming or an alien invasion? THE SKIES LOOK different to me these days. The soft ...

How to Be Happy
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Magazine Article

developing the less-developed countries along our 19th and 20th century fossil fuel-based model and turn ...

Nineveh
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elvis O. Alves He uproots teeth primordial in nature and that eat his soul with appetite the size of mercenary forces plundering a city whose inhabitants do not fight back beca ...

In Pursuit of Peace
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Books for traveling the hard and worthy path of nonviolence. Complete with pictures, The Go ...

A Tempest in Arizona
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books are removed from classrooms to avoid discussion of race, ethnicity, or Mexican American history. ...

The Book Smugglers
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Belinda Acosta As Arizona seeks to ban Mexican American Studies, a group of Latino artists and friends promises it won't be that eas ...

Being Like Deborah
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley What in heaven's name does "biblical womanhood" mean? Rachel Held Evans embarked on a yearlong journey to fi ...

The Market and Liturgical Music
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

The old markets, of course, have given way to new markets over the centuries, but throughout the history of the Western marketplace, markets (and the people they represent) have had tremendous say in what musi ...

Jewish Groups Say Conspiracy Theory Over Anti-Islam Film Won’t Die
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Respected news outlets unwittingly sent a lie around the world on Sept.12: a Jew backed by 100 Jewish donors made a film insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Respected news ou ...

GGNFT: The Rend Collective, 'Build Your Kingdom Here'
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

God Girl's New Favorite Thing for Sept. 27, 2012: Northern Irish folk-experimental-Jesus-band Rend Collective Experiment debuts its newest video, "Build Your Kingdom Here," directed by God' ...

QUIRK: How to Speak Northern Irish (Apparently)
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

"High nigh br-eye-n, K-eye"? Come again? Rend Collective and Bart Millard (of the band MercyMe) give us a lesson in how to speak Northern Irish. "High nigh br-eye-n ...

Mumford & Sons Stick to Their Guns
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

A review of Mumford & Sons sophomore album, Babel. “Are Mumford & Sons as big in America as they are here?” my English friend asked me a year ago over a pint at a pub on ...

Q&A on Tim Tebow’s Gridiron Faith
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Can Tim Tebow do no wrong? Can Tim Tebow do no wrong? Michael Butterworth   of Bowling Green State University has turned his attention to sports media coverage of  T ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

A cat runs for mayor and may or may not try out a new electric skateboard or a bike made out of cardboard. Some of the Pixar staff could've used some free coffee courtesy of GOOD when they studied for the ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

A Hip Hop Gospel?
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

Dozens of pop culture books have been written about using hip-hop to evangelize young people, to relate to their lives and bring them into the organized church. But Monica R. Miller, a visiting professor of re ...

BYU Students Pushing for Caffeinated Sodas
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young University are pushing the Mormon-owned school to change its stance on cola drinks. Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young Universit ...

Links of Awesomeness: September 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

Today's afternoon links of awesomeness! The Donut Burger : a revolutionary combination of meaty goodness and glazed dough. Souther Californian burger chain Slater's 5 ...

Review of mewithoutYou’s Ten Stories
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

In May, mewithoutYou independently released Ten Stories, the fifth album of their career and their first album since parting ways with label Tooth & Nail Records. As conveyed by the striking artwork of Vas ...

Love, Friendship, and Solidarity
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

The importance of friendship. A posthumous book of Christopher Hitchens’ essays was published this week with the title  Mortality.  Seven chapters are previously published essay ...

From Particular to General
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

When is it appropriate to draw general conclusions from particular events? When and how one may draw general conclusions from particular evidence is a frequently debated question. ...

In the Stacks, September 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

“intersecting lives” encompassed the legal assault on racial discrimination from the late 19th century through ...

Eleven Songs in Memory of Sept. 11, 2001
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Eleven songs in memory of 9/11 from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Suzanne Vega, Moby and Sinead O'Connor, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, John Hiatt, U2, and Hunter Parrish (f ...

Spirit of Fire
Originally Posted: 08/23/2013 - 4:47pm | Type: Product

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Hope in the Dark: Jazz and Social Consciousness Songs (CD)
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Product

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Christians and Islam (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

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Turning Toward Home
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Product

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Product

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Jesus For President
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Plan B
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Product

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The Hip-Hop Church
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Product

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The Next Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Product

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Christ at the Checkpoint
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:34am | Type: Product

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Holy Ground
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Olympian Gabby Douglas to Write Christian Book
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

They call her the "Flying Squirrel" — Gabby Douglas, the pint-sized fire-cracker who won two gold medals (and the hearts of millions) at the 2012 Summer Olympics. So, what's next for the 16-year ...

QUIRK: Johnny Cash's To-Do List
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

From Open Culture: Somewhere along the way (we’re not sure when) The Man in Black jotted down 10 “Things to Do Today!” This list feels almost like something you and I could have written, the stuff of mortals. ...

First Official Sojourners Fantasy Football Guide
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

You know it is football season when the office starts grumbling about the offensive name of the local football team, or when co-workers start asking, "What ever happened to Tim Tebow?" ...

QUIRK: Lost Medieval Church Found Beneath Parking Lot
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 1:23pm | Type: Blog

The hunt for King Richard III's grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485 — beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. ...

Bromosapien: The Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I like potpourri; my wife digs the nickel defense. I changed more diapers in the first month of my son’s life than my dad ever did on me. I take care of the kids when Amy goes to meetings in the evenings, and ...

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ Author David Niose
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group that lobbies on behalf of nontheist and secular Americans. In his new book, “Nonbe ...

Reading Ayn Rand at the Hospital
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Hiskes About love she was all wrong, / the old capitalist, patron saint / of the self-made rich. How well / she misunderstood the pa ...

Stage Presence
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

and 19th centuries. But the genius of “Voices of Freedom” was that Rawlings made it a collaborative effort, ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation —  Half the Sky — Between God & Gre ...

Roots of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Solidarity may be all but dead in our politics, but it still lives around the edges of our culture. ...

Becoming Who We Are
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The wonderful thing about Pixar’s Brave is how it negates the historic disempowerment of female fairy tale protagonists. ...

God Talk
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God. ...