Articles on Culture

Aspiring to be a multigenerational and multiethnic church is a quest worth the effort and must come from a biblical conviction that the Church on Earth should resemble what the heavenly Church will ultimately look like. A little over five... Continue...

It’s been 18 years since the twin towers fell on that unsuspecting September morning. Before that day, 9/11 was simply a date on the calendar. It came and went each year with little fanfare or deep reflection. But once the... Continue...

We live in a world of constant information. Just think about your day so far. Here’s how my morning looked: Alarm turns on the radio: government minister being grilled over education policy. Walk the dog, headphones firmly in, listening to... Continue...

The portrayal of women in the Gospels—particularly in Luke’s Gospel—is stunningly countercultural. Luke constantly pairs men with women, and when he compares the two, it is almost always in the woman’s favor. Before Jesus’s birth, two people are visited by... Continue...

Even before the Supreme Court exercised raw judicial power and wrongly redefined marriage, social conservatives predicted that removing the conjugal (or complementary) basis of marriage would leave marriage open to further redefinition.  Their warnings were met with scorn by progressives,... Continue...

Pray for the work of the Church in Illinois. The state of the Church is not strong, as recent high-profile pastoral failures indicate. And the state in which they are trying to minister is not any better off. Businesses and... Continue...

When I received the news that David Powlison had passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, I immediately messaged those closest to me to let them know the news. Though I knew his illness was progressing, I was... Continue...

David Brooks has a new article out this week on the "haphazard self." In the piece, he highlights a number of economic and cultural trends related to working-class men in the United States that are both important and disconcerting. Brooks... Continue...

A brilliant photograph on Instagram, an eye-catching billboard along the interstate, an ambitious landscape inside a new adventure video game, a magazine centerfold, a witty commercial, a music video, an ever expanding television series, a hot blockbuster movie, a sports... Continue...

“What am I going to do with my retirement?”  The anxious question came from Anne Bell, a recently retired researcher at the University of Northern Colorado. As a staff volunteer for the 5280 Fellowship, a young leaders program in Denver,... Continue...