The Problem of Public Profanity

Rod Dreher writes about a disappointing, blue-tongued concert from Adele: I am not a prude about language, as my male friends will attest. But there is a time and a place for that kind of talk, and onstage at The Royal Albert Hall is not it, at least not if you are a gorgeous singer …

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5 Things I Learned As a Pastor’s Kid

Pastors are people too! They're not impersonal authority forces or theological amoebas. Pastors aren't super-Christians; they need encouragement, rest, and recreation like everyone else.** A childhood filled with church attendance isn't an immunization against sin and unbelief. But neither does requiring such attendance automatically turn kids into resentful prodigals. I've encountered an awful lot of …

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The Slough of Internet Despond

The latest nominee for Tweet of the Year comes from professor James K.A. Smith: https://twitter.com/james_ka_smith/status/764601247919771648 I am endlessly perplexed by people who say--and there are many who do--that social media and the internet "community" are the best measures of What's Really Happening in the world today. These folks will point us to Twitter if we …

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