Jay Leno, NBC’s Youth Culture, and the Church’s Celebrity Culture

“One of the ironies of our age is that as the population increasingly dulls and grays, our focus shifts more and more to all that glitters and shines.”

Do Kids Need Their Own Noah’s Ark To Learn About God?

“But do children require such extreme measures in order to jazz their imaginations and inspire awe in their Creator?”

Can I Stick a Chip In Your Brain? The Ethics of Biological and Technological Integration.

“Can the biological and technological coexist?”

Beyond Steubenville: Rape Culture and Complicity

Rape culture isn’t just a problem in Steubenville; it’s endemic to American culture. We all live in Steubenville.

Saint Nicholas Strikes Back: Catholic Memes and Secularized Feast Days

Frequently Searched Questions: How to Play a Christian Character in Skyrim

Notes from the Margins: The New Radicals are Already Here

“There is no getting around this element of the New Radicals: they are right to critique American culture and the church’s compliciteness in valuing distinctly western ideologies.”

Lean In: A Christian Woman’s Perspective on Sheryl Sandberg’s Book

“When sermons nearly always characterize women as mothers who have sacrificed career for family, when Christian websites are eerily silent about women who work, and when a small but loud minority suggest working women are sinful, the church suffers.”

Haircuts in Cyprus: Our Crisis of Debt Conscience

Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, Their Brutal Detractors, and the Struggle for Identity

“Our grossly inflated perceptions of celebrities as one-dimensional figures are really questions about identity: Are we who people say we are or are we who we say we are?”

God and Country Music: What Hootie Taught Me about Contextualization

Podcast #115: We Discuss Lean In, and the New Pope, Pope The New Pope

What Rob Bell Talks About At the Areopagus

Is God still relevant for the modern world? Rob Bell thinks so. So do we. The real question is: how?

What HBO’s “Girls” Gets Right About Sex and Intimacy

Music Matters: The 21st Century Return of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Church Music

The Kiddy Pool: The Monster in the Mirror