How Christian Music Lost Its Sad Songs

Journalist Leah Libresco discovers that contemporary Christian music always keeps on the sunny side. CCM lyrics, it turns out, are so excessively happy-go-lucky that they rarely even mention the darkness of sin or the pain of human suffering--themes that are pretty important to Christianity. From Libresco's piece: I took a look at the last five [...]

The Politics of Never Growing Up

The Politics of Never Growing Up

Consider for a moment the portrait that is currently emerging of the young American adult. Let’s begin with college. Despite its many dysfunctions and uncertain economic future, higher education is still considered to be the crucial pivot into adulthood for most American youth. Crippling college debt exists not so much because teens and parents are [...]