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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Our Modern Identity Crisis

By Joshua D. Chatraw As a middle-schooler I found myself asking this question quite often. So it goes when you grow up in a south Georgia culture wearing off-brand shoes, preferring fútbol to football, and electing not to spend Saturday mornings in a deer stand. But when my 16 year-old eighth-grade classmate—sporting a fishhook in […]

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ACE Journal: The Shape of Political Engagement in Our Time

By Dr. Edward E. Hindson Much is to be said in favor of political involvement by the Christian community. Politics, simply defined, is the life of the city (polis) and the responsibilities of the citizen (polites). British evangelical John Stott states that, in its broadest sense, politics is concerned with “the whole of our life […]

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ACE Journal: Four Mentalities for Christian Political Engagement

By Bruce R. Ashford As Americans face an increasingly hostile and post-Christian culture, we must clearly define who we are and how we should approach our social and cultural contexts. As I see it, Christians tend to choose one of four mindsets: Bomb Shelter, Ultimate Fighter, Chameleon, and Kingdom Preview. Each of the first two […]

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Love, Intimacy and Oneness-Whence Cometh?

By Kenneth Dormer, Ph.D. and James Davis, OMS I “I love you” are words many of us grew up hearing from family, friends, and others. For those of us who heard, they provided a sense of belonging, being wanted and valued. Some seldom heard such words and their absence has unseen lingering effects deep into […]

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The Primary Question in the Abortion Debate: What does it mean to be a Person?

By Dr. Mark W. Foreman Last month we passed the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions in two cases (Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton) that made abortion virtually legal at any time from conception to birth in any state in the country.  Since that time an ongoing debate between opponents and proponents […]

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God Doesn’t Promise You’ll Be ‘Successful’

By Rachael Graf As a young adult who was raised in a Christian home and who attends a Christian university, I have experienced a phenomenon I like to call “Christian success.” Usually, it runs along the lines of something like this: “We broke the box office!” “Trending on Twitter!” “Number one for eight consecutive weeks!” […]

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