Chelsey Heidenreich may only be 18 years old, but her indie folk style portrays depth and maturity beyond her years. I always appreciate a combination of upbeat rhythm and lyrical depth, and Heidenreich creates that charm.Read More »
Losing our religion
Kyle has a permanent tattoo on the inside of his wrist that says “Salvation from the cross,” but he no longer believes in God. He wants to believe, but sees evolution and science as telling him there is no God. Miriam was raised as a Jew, but is not sure she believes in God anymore. Now she describes herself as agnostic. Yusuf was raised as a Muslim, but calls himself atheist. These are some of the voices heard on the series Losing Our Religion that aired on NPR last week.Read More »
God is omniscient, and soon everything else will be too
It’s always been a comfort to me knowing that God knows everything about me. Omniscience and omnipresence has been a hallmark of most religions. God knows when you come and when you go, as Psalm 139 in the Bible says, and when you stand up and when you sit down.Read More »
HBO’s Game of Thrones and the changing perceptions of evil
In the HBO version of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Arya is a sweet young princess of the House of Stark. But soon after the scene depicted above, her father dies at the hands of a rival house. Arya is forced to run from the queen. She cuts her hair, pretends to be a boy, and changes her name to Arry, taking up with a band of ruffians.Read More »
Gold, guns, girls: is it ever gonna be enough?
The four-person band Metric released Gold Guns Girls as part of Fantasies in 2009.
Writer Emily Haines is well known for telling what’s wrong with the world to an upbeat alternative dance tempo.Read More »
What was the star of Bethlehem?
In the 1979 film Monty Python’s Life of Brian, the three wise men are depicted as going to the wrong stable. Instead of finding Jesus’ manger, they mistakenly worship a baby named Brian. Even though it was banned in many places, including entire countries such as Ireland and Norway, the Life of Brian was the fourth highest-grossing film at the time.Read More »