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Religion and Culture

Is Church Membership Still Relevant?

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Church membership is not only relevant for our lives, it is a radical act of defiance to the self-service gods of our culture.

Hail, Caesar! and Our Lenten Journey

Rob Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Rob Lee

The other day my friend Patrick and I went to see the new Cohen Brothers' film, Hail, Caesar! It's a beautifully done film, chronicling a day in the l...

Why I Call Myself An 'Atheist Muslim'

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Just like Judaism is a religion that can exist independently from Jewish ethnicity or Jewish culture, Islam is a religion, and even though Muslims are ethnically and racially varied, there really is such a thing as a Muslim culture that can exist separately from Islam.

In Search Of The Good Shepherd: Quentin Tarantino And The Annihilation Of History

Christopher H. Evans | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Christopher H. Evans

For all of the ways that Tarantino continues to make engaging films that mix and match an eclectic range of cinematic genres, the sophisticated moral-ethical reflection that one finds in "Pulp Fiction" is now missing, a pattern that characterizes his latest film, "Django Unchained."

Why Tibet Matters

Bianca Jagger | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

2012-05-14-Screenshot20120514at8.39.35AM.pngThe Tibetans are standing up to the vast and expanding power of the Chinese state with nonviolent resistance through religious practice, song, literature and even self-immolation.

Eucharistic Adoration: A Radical Devotion

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Kneeling before the Eucharist we prayed in silence, chanted O Salutaris and Tantum Ergo, but more importantly we became aware of the world around us. In this way, we united ourselves not only with Christ, but also with all humanity.