Fare Forward

Fare Forward: A Journal of Christian Thought

We at CGC wanted to make you aware of an exciting new journal of Christian thought that has arisen out of the student and alumni community of Dartmouth College. Even in its first issue, Fare Forward, which takes its name from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, is off to a stellar start. Readers of periodicals like Books & Culture, […]

God is not a superhero

God Is Not a Superhero

Over the past ten years superhero movies have overtaken the silver screen. And with the record-breaking performance of Marvel’s “The Avengers” and the recent popularity of “The Dark Knight Rises,” it appears that the superhero movie will be with us for a while longer. With good looking actors, astonishing special effects, and universal stories of […]

Batman & the sources of evil

[SPOILER ALERT: Lots of details included about Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)] As Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight Triology with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, it’s a good occasion to consider how we think about the origins of evil. The Batman franchise has always been interested in the question of what […]

Faith and the Sports Fan

In a year like this one, it’s hard to be a Boston sports fan. In football, the Patriots severely disappointed in their Super Bowl loss. In basketball, the Celtics recovered a mediocre season, only to lose in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat. Then, to top off that loss, Ray Allen opted […]

The Grace of Jesus in Bach’s Mark-Passion

J. S. Bach’s Mark-Passion [1] concludes with a tone of intense personal devotion that is the unique product of recognizing something of such worth that it overwhelms our perception and dominates our values. Bei Deinem Grab und Leichenstein, Will ich mich stets, mein Jesu, weiden Und über Dein verdienstlich Leiden, Von Herzen froh und dankbar […]

God and Jack White on the Inconvenience of Love

Every line is about his hopes for love, and yet the way he describes it is terrible – not noticeably love at all. But love is a confrontational virtue. To love someone – family, friend, or spouse – is to stand with them despite adversity. Friends who flee at the first sign of difficulty are not really […]

The Priestly Novels of J.F. Powers

J.F. Powers lived 83 years (1917-1999) and he wrote two novels. His first novel, Morte D’Urban, won the 1963 National Book Award. He didn’t release his second novel, Wheat That Springeth Green until 1988. In between, a number of short stories were published over three volumes, but the man was limited to less than a book […]

Self-Destructive Evil in Sherlock

PBS has recently finished running the second season of Sherlock (courtesy of the BBC).  It’s a curious and brilliant show for a number of reasons.  For one, each season is only three episodes, but each episode is about an hour and a half long; so it feels more like a miniseries.  For another, it is […]

Glimpses of Glory in Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony

Mendelssohn is wonderfully subtle, I think: regular structures concealing the most striking and sometimes alarming glimmers of irregularity; a polite demeanor revealing glimpses of the most wild wonders and longing, if performers and listeners have ears to hear it. Glimpses and glimmers—that alone is a cardinal element of Mendelssohn’s genius, quite apart from what he […]

God’s Grand Design – Sean Michael Lucas (Book Review)

Many, if not most, Americans have read nothing more by Jonathan Edwards than his infamous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Public high school English class usually depicted him as the quintessential fire and brimstone New England Puritan. But Sean Michael Lucas’s newest title, God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan […]

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