October 1, 2015

David Oyelowo on Why Christians Can’t Abandon Hollywood, by Tyler Huckabee in Relevant

The blockbuster actor with unflinching faith has a fresh vision for Christianity in film

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September 29, 2015

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists, by Maria Popova

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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September 22, 2015

How ‘Faith-Based Film’ Became a Dirty Term, by Emma Green in The Atlantic

Hollywood is getting hip to the Christian box-office boost, but the directors of movies like Captive don’t want to be lumped in with the religious flops of the past.

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September 16, 2015

Build Pockets of Stillness Into Your Life, Maria Popova’s ‘Do Lecture’

Reflections on “Brain Pickings” at age 7: How Maria Popova’s ‘little labor of love’ newsletter became a source of such great joy for her and her 7 million readers!

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September 15, 2015

Forget Trump and Clinton: Zombie Movies Offer Best Political Lessons, by Daniel W. Drezner

Why Zombie movies and TV shows may teach students more about politics than candidates in this year’s debates.

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September 4, 2015

World-Renowned Painter Makoto Fujimura Appointed Director of Fuller Seminary’s Brehm Center


“I hope to be a catalyst for innovation in the future of seminary education, integrating the best of the arts into the church, seeing cities as classrooms for that integration, and helping the church to become the leading practitioner of culture care.” —Mako Fujimura

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September 2, 2015

Why Evangelical Films Fail, by Peter J. Leithart

Evangelicalism is a word religion. I’m a big fan of words, but even talking pictures aren’t fundamentally about words. Evangelical films over-explain, over-talk. They don’t trust the images to do the work.

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September 1, 2015

Why Liberal Arts Education is Best Preparation for Filmmakers, by XMen and The Giver Producer Ralph Winter


Ralph Winter, who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, and Star Trek series, advises aspiring Christian filmmakers against attending film school.

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August 26, 2015

Parker Palmer’s Spectacular Commencement Address on the Six Pillars of the Wholehearted Life, by Maria Popova

“Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself… When you are able to say, ‘I am … my shadow as well as my light,’ the shadow’s power is put in service of the good.” -Parker Palmer

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August 25, 2015

The Coddling of the American Mind, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

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