The Hermeneutics of Guilt

If you’re anything like me, you love when an expert on a subject expands your understanding of a certain topic, giving you new lenses through which to view all future encounters with said subject. While we’d like to pretend that we already know everything, the fact is that there are a lot of things in […]

The Advent of the Literary Remix?

Whether Shephard Fairey's use of an AP photo for his now infamous Obama "Hope" poster, or DJ Dangermouse's marrying of The Beatles and Jay-Z for his "Grey Album," creative appropriation of another's artistic work has become par for the course in most sectors of the art world in the 21st century. Perhaps the final frontier for remixers, […]

Blackberry Harvest

John Lee, manager of the last working farm in Boston, MA (Allandale Farm), reflects on the dangers of bringing his Blackberry with him to the fields. While acknowledging that without it he would “get less done more often than not,” he offers this perspective on how life in the fields has changed in light of […]

Cast Thy Guilty Soul on Him

Section I – Being Absorbed by the Pluralist Impulse or Absorbing the Pluralist Impulse? It is not an uncommon assumption in our time to suppose that the Scriptures of the Christian church cannot any longer be taken at face value – at least not in the way they were read for the first eighteen hundred […]

The Gospel and Literature in Dialogue

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the benefits and challenges of being a thoughtful reader of narrative literature. It is no secret that people love stories. The most recent book industry data indicates that fiction and literature related books make up over 22 percent of the books published yearly, two times […]

Searching for Resurrection in Dostoevsky’s The Eternal Husband

At the heart of every human search is the hope of resurrection. To live new life, to feel new feelings, to see new sights – these longings seek fulfillment in every aspect of the human experience. The prospect of resurrection is what drives us to endure the harshest suffering, to engage in the uncomfortable, to […]