Downton Abbey: All In the Family

Even though the characters of Downton Abbey are fictional, they depict very real human emotions, situational responses, and family dynamics.

In Light of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love,’ the Church is Called to a Different Love

Christians should not miss this chance to explain how the Church should be.

Is the Proper Christian Response to the Grammys to Walk Out?

Grant’s decision to leave, and her decision to post on Facebook about it, were probably well-intentioned, but that doesn’t mean they were wise.

Do You Struggle with Sports Idolatry? Cultivate Sports Atheism

If you find yourself squirming in your most-devoted-fan seat just a bit, there is hope. You can disentangle yourself and find greater sports enjoyment in the process.

Those Generous Robots: Daft Punk and Musical Nostalgia

Considering all of the grandstanding and attention-grabbing that typically dominate award shows, it’s a remarkably generous and — dare I say? — loving gesture to artists that Daft Punk clearly respect.

Listening Closely to ‘Wolf of Wall Street’: Music as a Moral Clue in the Films of Martin Scorsese

Scorsese has left us clues in Wolf of Wall Street and his other “irredeemable” films as to the truly moral, redeemable nature of his work — particularly through his use of music.

The Kiddy Pool: Marathon Mama

On running and mothering and grace above all.

Boycotting For Sport: Why The Olympics Must Go On

Richard Sherman: Role Model?

Those who find the rant excusable aren’t presenting it as model behavior; they simply aren’t invested in the need for Sherman to fit the ideal of a role model.

A Decade of Wardrobe Malfunctions: Social Media and Pseudo-Adulthood

The ubiquity of social media today, unlike the time of Timberlake’s gaffe, is that all young adults, not simply celebrities, have endless opportunities for their own selfie-inflicted, wardrobe malfunctions.

CBS’s ‘Intelligence’ Tests the Trade-Offs of Technology

Intelligence is a formulaic show, but its writers deftly manage the formula.

The Big Chop: A Theology of Natural Hair

By “big chopping,” Mowry became the latest high-profile woman to join the natural hair movement — a movement thousands of African-American women say is about much more than hair. It’s about identity, both cultural and divine.

Ask Uncle Brad: The Persecution Complex, The Snapchat Ghost, and Charity

How do I deal with persecution complex? Why is the Snapchat logo a ghost? Should one give money to the church or to the poor? Uncle Brad is here to help!

Hip Hop Out of Nothing: A Disenfranchised Community’s Word-Wrought Empowerment

Virtual Choices, Real Effects: The Impact of Our Hyperlink Trail

“A world of information at our fingertips seems to offer endless alternatives, an illusion ultimately rendered impossible by the obstinate strictures and constraints of reality.”

‘Tearaway,’ Tolkien, and the Role of Sub-Creation