Crying Through Their Cuts: The Stark Reality of Physical Self Abuse BY: Walt Mueller You’re in the majority if you’re not aware of the alarming and growing number of children and teens who vent inner frustration through self-inflicted cuts, bruises, scars, and breaks.
Gorecki, Symphony 3 (1992) BY: John Mason Hodges, Jr. How long has it been since a new symphony saw broad popular appeal? Few works since World War II that have had as large a following or sold as many copies as Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony, the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”
Tavener, Fall and Resurrection (2005) BY: John Mason Hodges, Jr. One of the most popular living composers today is the Englishman John Tavener, whose name may be heard with Henryk Gorecki of Poland, and Arvo Pärt of Estonia.
Bernstein, The Chichester Psalms (1965) BY: John Mason Hodges, Jr. In 1965, Chichester Cathedral, with her sister cathedral in Salisbury, commissioned American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein to compose a setting from the book of Psalms.
Would Jesus Smoke?: Discernment Exercise BY: Jeremy Huggins Over the last few years, I’ve been spending time with Christians who smoke, sitting in circles of Christians’ smoke. What does scripture have to say about this?
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) BY: Jeremy Huggins One day, several lives, a lot of pain, and one thing connecting them all. Are they connected by their misery, by chance, by blood, or by something bigger?
Silversun Pickups, Carnavas (2007) BY: Matthew Hundley Looking for what is the latest band on the radar of CMJ and Billboard’s Alternative charts I came across rave reviews for the Silversun Pickups - so I took a listen to the CD and here's what I found.
Homosexuality: Speaking the Truth in Love BY: Mardi Keyes There are few issues that have generated more political heat and extreme rhetoric; more anger and hatred; confusion and pain, than the issue of homosexuality.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Robert Putnam, 2000) BY: Donald Guthrie Gone bowling lately? If you have, chances are you enjoyed the nation’s favorite leisure activity by yourself Not only are Americans bowling alone but we are disengaging from almost all types of social activity.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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