Culture · Her Views · On Being Christian

elections and evangelicals

USA Today recently posted an interesting column called The Truth About Evangelicals. Written by “as left wing a Democrat as they come,” the article generally critiques defining mainstream Evangelicals by their colorful extremes (i.e John Hagee). Joel Hunter, an Orlando megachurch pastor puts it this way: “The media have been too eager to feature a… Continue reading elections and evangelicals

Culture · Her Views · Relationships · Science Says So

update on male birth control

Researchers hail recent “Scientific Advances on Contraceptive for Men,” though they’re still not quite sure they meet the “stringent safety and effectiveness criteria that female methods do.” Also, they’re still not sure men will actually use them. Hmm. Now why do you suppose that is? Let’s review. Women used to have relationship power. Back in… Continue reading update on male birth control

Church Views · Culture · On Being Christian

notes from Q 2011

Q really is pretty unique as far as conferences go. It’s about 4 things: Culture, Future, Church, and Gospel. And it studies our culture’s seven channels of influence: Church, social sector, business, education, government, arts & entertainment, and media. Q’s wide range of speakers address how we as believers can proactively and positively influence our… Continue reading notes from Q 2011

Creativity · Culture · On Being Christian

off to Q

Today I’m traveling to Portland to participate in this year’s “Q” Conference. “Q is a place where innovators, church leaders, social entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders come together to explore the church’s role in positively contributing to culture,” and “collaborate around the biggest questions facing the church today.” You can read about all the topics and… Continue reading off to Q

Culture · Her Views · On Being Christian

teaching or memorializing

The New York Times recently posted a fascinating article about a cultural/generational transition currently taking place at Auschwitz. I think it provides some remarkable insight into the conversations taking place between generations of Christians today. “Those in charge of passing along the legacy of this camp insist that Auschwitz needs an update. Its story needs… Continue reading teaching or memorializing