Category : Culture

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Les Miserables: A Conversation of Grace

We don’t need more “Christian” movies. People clamor for more faith-based entertainment, but that usually just involves sanitizing every story for little eyes and ears and slapping a gospel presentation on the end of the movie. Watch the Hallmark Channel if you like, but there are people in the world today who need to hear

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Beauty and the (Friendzoned) Beast

Millennials have been taking a lot of flack as of late for our socially floundering ways. Get a job, ask girls out on dates, mail thank-you notes, don’t live life via texting, stop taking selfies… you get the idea. Some of this exhortation comes from our elders while a good deal of it comes as

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A Better Love Story: Dante and the American Teenager

Tuesdays in college were weird. After a long day of classes and a hurried dinner at a reputable liberal arts school, I would hop in the car for 20 minutes to volunteer at a youth ministry that was not your average church group. We worked with a group of unchurched, unparented, and frequently unshowered middleschoolers

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Flawed Classics: The Philadelphia Story

“They don’t make movies like they used to,” seems to be a common complaint among adults. “They can’t make movies like they used to,” might be more appropriate. Many people revere films from 1930-1950 as classics, while some smile tolerantly at the outdated cultural artifacts. Sure, anyone could grab a camera and tripod to go

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Cultural Archaeology

I never read the Harry Potter books back when they were first being published. There was too much controversy back in the day and too many other great classics to read. Even now, when you haven’t read anything by Dostoevsky, lesser books don’t work their way up the priority list very easily. That’s not to

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