With Charity for All, Part 6: The Table For Strangers

This entry is part of an on-going series on Christian virtues that should inform and shape Christian public engagement of politics, the media and arts, and our public witness. The rest of the series can be found under the category of “Faith and Culture” series on the right column of my blog home page or […]

Christianity and Pop Culture, Part 3: Why Christians Should Love Hollywood

The U2 concert on that Sunday began a series of events where those of us interested in the engagement of Christianity with Hollywood would participate to discuss, shape and even invest in the future. This blog series follows the events and discussions of that week to give my readers a glimpse into our discussions.

Christianity and Pop Culture, Part 2: U2 as Parable

The concert began with a declaration of beauty, then explored the darkness of brokenness, oppression and evil, and ended with a declaration of grace and a light and song pointing to heaven. The lead singer shouted out several times, “Grace abounds, grace abounds!” and led the stadium in “Amazing Grace”. There was no altar call […]

Christianity and Pop Culture, Part I: Personal Reflections from Hollywood

I recently spent a week participating in several events that allowed me to reflect with other entertainers and Hollywood leaders on the interaction of faith and entertainment, and especially film and television. The week began with a U2 concert in The Rose Bowl, and then consisted of a dinner that I helped to host for […]