culture

Another Meeting?

“I’m not coming back! I know I say that every week, but this time I really mean it!” It was a Tuesday night in November. Becky had yet again gotten into an argument with another child at our weekly Bible class. I knew enough about Becky and her life not...Read more +

Pop Culture Snapshot: Indiana Jones and the Mystery of God

(Minor spoiler alert) You can always tell a child of the eighties by the movies we watch. Some of us are huge Star Wars fans. Some of us love The Goonies . Most of us cried when E.T. went home. I love all those movies. I've watched them multiple times...Read more +

Modern Day Pioneers. No really.

By American standards, our simple, rustic, debt-free way of life is likely a bit peculiar to most. But after four years of being duly sifted through the economic threshing machine, we’ve learned how to survive and even thrive in the pioneer lifestyle God has carved out for us in the...Read more +

Cairn-making

Occasionally, I let college students get lost in the woods. One time it even happened in the middle of the night. The group had been instructed to reach a certain point on the map in order to set up camp, but outspoken members were ignoring advice from quiet members. Since...Read more +

More Than a Sabbath: My Fast from Consuming

Editor's Note: On Fridays we're hosting a series called More Than a Sabbath, where employees discuss how they've taken, or need to take, a break. Today's installment is about taking a break from what paychecks permit us to do: consume. Each post is a response to How to Fast the...Read more +

Biochemical Machines or God's Image Bearers?

“I think he was a silly little man. Worthless, in fact; no use to Society at all. No practical or economic use. I dare say he could have been made into a serviceable cog of some sort.” So speaks Councilor Tompkins, a relatively minor character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s short story...Read more +

Community Post: Does Our Faith Make Us Fat?

Nick used to weigh 50 pounds more than he does now. Nick is a runner. Nick is also a Christian. Until recently, he didn't think being overweight and Christian had anything to do with each other. That's when he came across an article with findings like this one: "A 2011...

Everything Matters: Book Publicity as a Cultural Act

Editor's Note: The Everything Matters series highlights why the work of particular vocational fields is a cultural act. Each installment serves as a response to the post, Creating a High Calling Culture . I entered the publishing world through the marketing department—a fact I often felt the need to justify...Read more +

With Great Yard Work Comes Great Responsibility

When we moved into our house, there were holes in the yard and grass to our shins. Weeds abounded. The previous owners, moved out by force, had dogs who dug and a garden with three sunken railroad ties long abandoned in the middle of the plot. Mowing was an experience...Read more +

Everything Matters: Playing Video Games as a Cultural Act

Kevin Schut
Editor's Note: On Fridays we're hosting a series called Everything Matters, where guests share why the work of their particular vocational fields is a cultural act. Each installment serves as a response to the post, Creating a High Calling Culture . My new iPad contains several dozen worlds. There’s a...Read more +

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