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Monthly Archives: February 2010
Johnny Cash’s career is one for the ages – a story with the resonance of Moses: his grandparents immigrated from the Glasgow shipyards and he was born into poverty in the land of promise as the son of a share cropper yet gifted with a voice that could sing into the poverty in all of us as well as beyond that poverty into something more. He was a mentor to … There’s more to read here.
This weekend I am rounding out my first rough (read: ROUGH) draft of my book project on theology and popular music entitled Your Neighbor’s Hymnal: What Pop Music can teach Christians about Faith, Hope and Love. The book is under contract with Cascade Books and I hope to have it ready for press by June 2010. If you are familiar with Nick Hornby’s 31 Songs, then you will be … There’s more to read here.
In a series of articles published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Thomas Benton (aka William Pannapacker, an associate professor of English at Hope College, a small Christian Reformed college in Holland, Michigan) has been raising a veritable army of angry adjuncts and underemployed PhDs through his revealing what he sees as “the Big Lie” of the academy – that universities are not telling the truth about employment prospects … There’s more to read here.
Recently, George Clooney took a rather retro stab at the Haiti crisis by bring back what many considered a dead medium: the telethon. Jerry Lewis is perhaps the best known celebrities associated with the telethon model: taking over the broadcast space for a focused period of live entertainment. Part of what always made the ‘telethon’ such winning event was the strange alchemy of star power mixed with … There’s more to read here.
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