In Defense of Stuff Christian Culture Likes
Feb17

In Defense of Stuff Christian Culture Likes

In July of 2013, Christ and Pop Culture Magazine co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Richard Clark, wrote a strongly worded piece calling out internet phenom, Stuff Christian Culture Likes (SCCL), for “hate-watching the church.”   In it, Clark asserts that while some “good-natured ribbing” is often just what the doctor ordered to help us laugh at some of the quirkiness within western evangelical Christianity, SCCL’s approach is in “a...

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Father Richard Rohr: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes
Feb02

Father Richard Rohr: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes

Father Richard Rohr (OFM), is a Roman Catholic, Franciscan priest, ordained in 1970. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albquerque, New Mexico, and the author of more than 25 books about Christian spirituality.   Rohr is a contributing author to the CAC’s journal, Onening, as well as the progressive Christian publication, Sojourners. He is a proponent of the Perennial Tradition (a subject we discuss...

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One-Time Christian Rock-n-Roll Artist Renounces Faith, Shocks Millions
Jan23

One-Time Christian Rock-n-Roll Artist Renounces Faith, Shocks Millions

Christians across America will be shifting uncomfortably in their pews on Sunday as they hear the news – Mike Gestopolis, co-founder of the wildly popular Christian pop rock band, Messenger Boys, with 16 studio albums (6 of them certified gold) to their credit, announced last Wednesday that he has renounced his faith. Former band members, followers of the band’s music, and pastors who’d promoted their music as a tool to reach young...

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Fernando Ortega: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes
Jan06

Fernando Ortega: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes

  Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer, and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father’s work with the US Department of State.  He is the product of eight generations of family hailing from Chimayo, New Mexico. Ortega’s approach to music includes elements of folk, classical, Celtic, Latin American, world, and rustic hymnody, according...

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Brother Alois of Taizé: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes
Dec22

Brother Alois of Taizé: Interviews with Spiritual Heroes

Welcome to the first post in the ongoing series, Interviews with Spiritual Heroes! Taizé is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, consisting of over one hundred brothers from Protestant and Catholic traditions and about thirty countries across the world. According to Wikipedia, “The community has become one of the world’s most important sites of...

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