Articles by: Nate Roberts
Nathan Roberts is a freelance writer and Midwestern minister. He is also the Co-Founder and US Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya reaching out to nomadic orphans. He is a critical appreciator of indie and hip-hop music, magical realism, and theology. His life ambition is to explain the problem of evil in one sentence.
What happens when that starving child gets a Facebook Account? Is she going to “like” the page that prominently features her with a bloated belly? Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya Nathan Roberts reflects on the hidden costs of fundraising with “Poor-nographic” images.Read more ›
At last night’s GOP Presidential debate Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-MN) brandished her social conservative bonafides, even defending her decision to vote to raise taxes in Minnesota because the bill included pro-life provisions. Say what you will about the policies they support, the Tea Party stands firm in their convictions, and that’s a good thing.Read more ›
In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?Read more ›
In 1993 Aladdin was just another Disney story of a prince and a princess. Sure it was set in the Theocractic Iran, the main characters were part of a Muslim aristocracy, and justice was measured out with the sword. But that didn’t seem to matter back then. Post 9-11 Disney would likely think twice before releasing a blockbuster with all Muslim characters.Read more ›
Sufjan Steven’s Age of Adz presents a schizophrenic vision of life and love. For the past decade his fans have witnessed intimate portraits of his life in the idyllic Midwest; the Age of Adz catapults them from temporal to the cosmic plane on an existential rocket ship.Read more ›
How you would act if all this power belonged to you: 1) Presidents had opinions about you, 2) Millions of dollars were paid for your pictures, 3) Your mother’s tragic death was headline news, 4) Millions saw you at the MTV awards, 5) You could have sex with almost anyone without even trying, Wouldn’t you be trippin’ off the power? [...]Read more ›