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Shows about Nothing-Hibbs

Shows about nothing — nihilism in popular culture…

Cape Fear, The Exorcist, Pulp Fiction, The Ice Storm, and American Beauty are on the syllabus of a course taught by philosopher Thomas Hibbs at Baylor University.  Nihilism in American Culture also includes readings from

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The Shallows

What the Internet is doing to our minds…

The fate of the book is widely debated, though for some its disappearance is a foregone conclusion.  But what about the fate of a book that discusses the technologies that are displacing the book?  Interestingly, one such book,

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The Humanitas Forum – Keith Getty

Please remember that Irish hymn-writer Keith Getty will be speaking this coming Friday, November 15, in The Humanitas Forum.  You may register by going here — all additional details are below.


In Christ Alone:

Hymns for the Christian Life

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YouTube 2

All media are permissible, but not all media are beneficial…

Fix these images of media in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them as logos on all your clothing.  Show them to your children, texting about them when you sit at home and

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Keith Getty

The Humanitas Forum — Keith Getty

“‘In Christ Alone’ is well on its way to becoming the ‘Amazing Grace’ of this generation.” 


This remarkable assessment was offered recently by theologian Timothy George in “No Squishy Love,” a column written for the First Things website.

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Andrew Peterson--2

The Humanitas Forum – Andrew Peterson

Singer/songwriter, author of Christian fantasy, committed family man—this is Andrew Peterson.  He is an against-the-grain contemporary artist with a passion for home, family, friendship, community, and a certain plot of land (where he lives with his family near Nashville).

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Tragic Worship-2

Contemporary worship as escape from reality….

Is it poor theology?  Or incomplete theology?  Or theology that is captive to cultural sensibilities?  Or, could it be some combination of all three?


The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and

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Praise Bands-JKASmith

Can a praise band lead worship?

“An Open Letter to Praise Bands” is the title of a short article written by college professor James K. A. Smith. His comments are too short to be anything like a theology of worship.  Rather, his purpose is to

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Song-Shaped Soul

The song-shaped soul…

“Why do Christians sing?”  This question is, of course, a subset of a larger question, “Why do human beings sing?”  According to the Scottish composer and hymn writer John Bell, “We sing because we can.”  It is something

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