Make ‘Christian’ Engagement with the Arts More…Christian

By Brett McCracken The “arts and theology” subgenre of evangelical discourse is livelier than ever before. There are countless blogs, journals, books, conferences, and university programs devoted to exploring the intersection of faith, creativity, and the arts. Since I started publishing film reviews in Christian magazines some 15 years ago, I’ve been encouraged by much […]

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How to Be a Friend at All Times (Even When You Don’t Have Time)

By Winfree Brisley One day each month I open the mailbox and find a delightful surprise. Mixed in with the bills and junk mail is a beautiful magazine: Southern Living. I gaze at the cover photo of a delicious-looking pie or beautifully decorated room, and—for just a moment as I linger on the front porch—I imagine […]

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Narcissism & the Reflections of “Me”: Interdisciplinary Engagement from Psychology and Youth Ministry

By Dan Logan and Troy Temple After a full day of work and teaching university students aged 18-29, my wife asked me (Dan), “how was class today?” This was a typical question, and somewhat routine, for which I often answered with an expected positive response. However, this time it was different. Earlier that day I […]

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Theological Music: An Interview with Keith Getty

By Keith Getty, Benjamin K. Forrest Recently, Keith Getty took some time to have a conversation with the managing editor of “Faith and the Academy,” Benjamin K. Forrest. Getty, perhaps best known for his hymn, “In Christ Alone” is a hymn-writer, producer, worship leader, and author (“Sing” B&H, 2017). Along with his wife, Kristyn, he […]

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Cultural Engagement in Medicine and Healthcare: Mortality vs. Eternity

By Kenneth J. Dormer Death! Did that get your attention? Death thoughts, more than nearly any other kind, cause us to take account of ourselves. Death’s harsh reality is suppressed in younger persons who rarely think about mortality; however, with age and maturation we become ever more aware of its impending truth. When engaging our […]

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Cultural Engagement in Business and Economics: Asking “What if?” and “What ought to be?”

By Andrew T. Light Economics is not always the location in which Christians first think to engage culture, but economic realities touch the lives of each person in unique, personal, and profound ways. Thus, as Christians, we must see business and economics as a domain in which we are obligated to engage culture with grace […]

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Cultural Engagement in Communication and the Arts: Once Upon a Time (A Theory)

By Lorene M. Wales Once upon a time…I was a little girl, seeing my first movie, In Search of Noah’s Ark (1976). I was so astounded by the images, I knew God was calling me to work in film. Yep, not Star Wars, which came out a year later, but a documentary about a boat […]

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The Identity of a Christian University: An Interview with James K. A. Smith

By James K. A. Smith Recently, James K. A. Smith took some time to have a conversation with the executive editor of “Faith and the Academy,” Joshua Chatraw. Smith is Professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. An award-winning author and […]

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Stained Glass Lives: A Mosaic under Construction

By Joy Beth Smith I once read a quote by Marc Chagall I couldn’t fully process: “A stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.”1 But as I stare at the intricacies of the glass in the Cathedral of Maringá, I’m beginning to understand his meaning. The mural isn’t […]

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Pornography Use and the Response of the Church

By Fred Volk, Carolyn E. Moen, John C. Thomas, Lucy C. Phillips, Brittany Lashua It is safe to say that, broadly speaking, pornography use is common, (Brown, Durtschi, Carroll, & Willoughby, 2017; Nelson, Padilla-Walker, & Carroll, 2010; Wright, 2013) and that pornography use among religious individuals is not particularly rare, albeit still less frequent than […]

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