Pop Culture

Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem 19
by / on March 24, 2011 at 9:09 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem

The Rebelution conducted a downright fascinating (and disturbing) survey in 2007. Christian girls listed questions for Christian guys, hoping to discover what their male counterparts think is modest. 1,600 guys responded to the survey offering answers giving their perspective on Christian FEMALE modesty. Julia Speck dissects the results.

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The Bachelor, Twitter and True Love 0
by / on March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

The Bachelor, Twitter and True Love

As I watched the final episode of The Bachelor I was left feeling deeply confused, but also reassured. Confused that Brad chose Emily, but reassured to find that getting engaged in six weeks through a process of elimination was as stupid as it sounds.

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Aladdin, 9-11 and Lovable Muslims 6
by / on March 14, 2011 at 7:00 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Aladdin, 9-11 and Lovable Muslims

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. 

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Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review) 2
by / on March 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Soulful Isolation with James Vincent McMorrow (album review)

It’s rare to attend a concert where the opening act is so compelling that you wish it were the main event. As James Vincent McMorrow — the opening act — walked off the concert stage, those of us in attendance watched jaws hit the floor in a state of reverent awe. His latest album leaves us just as spellbound.

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Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results! 0
by / on February 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results!

On Tuesday, we joined forces with SelflessTee for a contest, sponsored by GOOD Magazine and Pepsi Refresh Everything, called One Selfless Act. Many thanks to all who participated. Over the weekend GOOD Magazine will be tabulating the final results. They should be ready to announce an official winner sometime early next week. Stay tuned!

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Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video) 0
by / on February 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Avett Brothers’ Darkness in Light (video)

At first hearing, it’s difficult to pinpoint what The Avett Brothers are referring to in their hit song, Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise, when they sing, “There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light.” Their incredibly creative and stunningly beautiful music video may offer some clues.

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One Selfless Act for Teach for America 75
by / on February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

One Selfless Act for Teach for America

You can help Recovering Evangelical help Teach for America address the needs of under-served students in Washington D.C. (and help us undo negative perceptions of Christianity in the process). Here’s how: 1) Watch the video, 2) Vote “Recovering Evangelical”, 3) Spread the word!

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Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review) 3
by / on February 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Sufjan’s Schizophrenic Playground (album review)

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.

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First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity? 5
by / on February 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity?

Studies show that the first kiss is more powerful than the first sexual encounter. According to a post at ABC NEWS.com today: Psychologists report that most people can remember up to 90 percent of the details of their first romantic kiss, a memory that is even more powerful than their first sexual encounter.

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Mumford & Sons’ Audacious Spirituality (album review) 3
by / on February 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Mumford & Sons’ Audacious Spirituality (album review)

It takes a certain madness to attempt to put a literary masterpiece by John Steinbeck into a song. It takes brilliance to capture that story and share it in a compelling poem, put that poem to music, and let it move deeply within the hearts of listeners. Mumford & Sons does it twice in their debut album, Sigh No More.

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