Articles on Culture

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...

They are going to do it anyway. So regulate it, tax it, and we all will benefit. Alcohol is legal, so what difference does it make if pot is legal? Prohibition does not work; we learned that lesson. The government... Continue...

Through happenstance, I recently found myself touring the exhibit hall at a kitchen and bath expo. It was in a large hall, filled with booths displaying everything from faucets to flooring, countertops to bathtubs, sinks, and plumbing supplies. In one... Continue...

Within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), resolutions have traditionally been defined as an expression of opinion or concern, as compared to a motion, which calls for action. A resolution is not used to direct an entity of the denomination to... Continue...

About a third of Americans (36 percent) say they attend religious services at least once a week, and nearly the same percentage (30 percent) say they seldom or never attend religious services. A recent survey by Pew Research asked the... Continue...

A brief perusal of current events or pop culture will make one acutely aware that Christians are not home in this world. As the author of Hebrews stated it, “They seek a city that is come” (Heb. 13:14). While a... Continue...