The historical connection between black popular culture and the black church might be waning in some ways, but powerful messages are still being preached, says the professor and author.
Fred Rogers’ faith wasn’t perfect, but his view of the world offered mercy, love and grace, says the author of the book “Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers.”
Movies are important, and the church is called to care about them and take them seriously, says the film critic for Vox and formerly Christianity Today.
Trends may come and go, but life in Christ is eternally relevant, writes a pastor.
In the early 20th century, African-American preachers recorded by major record labels helped shape African-American Christianity with their best-selling sermon recordings, says an assistant professor who has written a book on the subject.
Pop culture may be obsessed with the pope’s red shoes, but Christian leaders can’t live entirely in the present. Christians should move toward the future without letting go of the past.
The HBO series "The Wire" is cynical about institutions, yet it offers an important perspective on what it means to commit to the causes and institutions we love.