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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Answers, ‘Is It Justifiable For Christian Artists To Use Swear Words In Their Music?’

There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far?

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John Legend Wins Tony Award for ‘Jitney’; Wife Chrissy Teigen Reminds Us he’s One Emmy Away from Reaching EGOT Status

John Legend won a Tony Award on Sunday night (June 11) as co-producer of Jitney, which won the award for best play revival, per Broadway.com. (more…)

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WATCH: In Video Series with Fuller Theological Seminary Professor, U2 Front-man Bono Wonders Why the Psalms Are Missing In Christian Music, Says ‘All Art Is Prophetic’

Bono, one of the world's most famous rock stars, laments that the Psalms are notably missing from Christian music and wants to inspire artists to reflect on the book as they create their work. (more…)

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The Lives of Some of the Christian Church’s Greatest Heroes Often Undermined the Gospel They So Eloquently Preached – And That Offers Us Strange Encouragement

In the last year, the greatest challenge to my faith has been reading about the church’s history (mainly from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s A History of Christianity). In many ways, the story of Christianity is full of light—mission, education, art, healthcare, abolition, compassion, justice—and I have read, taught, and loved that story

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Instagram Stories is Now Used by 200 Million People

Instagram is seeing continued growth in the number of people using its Snapchat Stories-like feature. Five months after launching, the company revealed that 150 million people were using Instagram Stories daily. And four months later, that number has grown to 200 million. (more…)

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Philanthropist Bernard W. Kinsey Presents Evening of African American Art, Culture and History, March 28th in Arkansas

Bernard W. Kinsey, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, will speak at the University of Arkansas at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main. (more…)

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When We Prefer Pets to Children

I'm gonna get a lot of email about this commentary, so let me say this up front: I like animals. And pets are wonderful things. But . . . (more…)

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WATCH: Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Urges Oscar Nominees to ‘Stand Up’ Politically

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave an impassioned appeal to fellow members to "stand up" in politically turbulent times during her speech at Monday's Oscars nominees' luncheon. (more…)

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AMC Orders Docuseries From James Cameron on the Evolution of Sci-Fi

AMC has ordered a new documentary series from James Cameron that will explore the evolution of sci-fi. (more…)

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Why Liberty University English Professor Karen Swallow Prior Believes the Church Still Needs Classic Literature

Karen Swallor Prior was created to teach—that much was clear from her first semester standing at the head of a college English class. What’s surprising, though, is just how many avenues she’s discovered since for exercising her calling. While she primarily works as an English Professor at Liberty University, Prior

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Tasha Cobbs Inspired Celebrity Stylist Shun Melson to Create Online Boutique for Plus-Size Women

Celebrity stylist Shun Melson, much like her star client of 10 years Gucci Mane, has a business acumen as strong and distinct as her art. After a series of mishaps in shoe retail, the Atlanta native found her love of style when she met her first client in the early

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Charles Johnson, One of America’s Finest Novelists, Releases Book of Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Charles Johnson, one of America’s finest novelists (Middle Passage) and foremost thinkers pondering the cosmos of literature, has published a road map to that cosmos as complex, daunting and rewarding as the destination itself. Titled The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling (Scribner, 256 pp., *** out of

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Chef Ayesha Curry Gives Back By Helping to Cook ‘The Imagination Bus Project’ Charity Dinner to Benefit Youth Caught Up In the Juvenile Justice System

A ministry-focused Christian chef is using her platform and gifts to help youth get back on the right track. (more…)

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