Article Archive

Sublime Recovery vs. Banal Recovery

Two competing narratives of addiction and recovery are both gaining prominence in American pop culture. Can they coexist?

October 22, 2014

A Lonely Hearts Church

In a world of disconnection and drifting, strengthening the family is a question of trust and love.

October 2, 2014

Radio Is a Sound Salvation: “God Help the Girl”

Under the cutesy exterior is a subtle film about how we understand our suffering, and what might save us from despair.

September 19, 2014

This Is Not My Beautiful City: “Belleville” at the Studio Theatre

Americans in Paris find fear and suspicion instead of marital bliss.

September 12, 2014

What’s the Punishment for Being a Stock Character?

“As Above, So Below” is a sin-focused horror film rather confused about sin.

September 5, 2014

Coming Out Christian

How faithful homosexuals are transforming our churches

January 29, 2014

Engagement Inflation

Marriage proposals are getting bigger and flashier.

January 11, 2013

Reference of Frame

The challenge of identity in portraiture

November 30, 2012

A Working-Class Painter

George Bellows and the beauty of everyday violence

July 16, 2012

Against the American Jesus

Ross Douthat shows that the greatest threat to Christianity isn’t secularism.

May 13, 2012

Divorce Dilemma

The biggest threat to marriage today is fear of its dissolution.

March 8, 2012