A blessing for those who need It
Reviews

A blessing for those who need It

Sportcoat is a cranky old drunk who shoots and injures drug dealer Deem. He doesn’t even remember pulling the gun but his life is now in danger. Fortunately, he is surrounded by a community that works to protect him from the organized crime elements that infiltrate The Cause, a housing project in 1969 Brooklyn. “Deacon…

An Exercise In Hope For All
Bible | Reviews | Social Justice

An Exercise In Hope For All

Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley is an assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, a priest in the Anglican Church of North America, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He has served in a number of professional and cultural contexts throughout his academic and ministerial careers. Rev. McCaulley’s ecclesiastical experiences include…

A journey toward hope
Immigration | Reviews

A journey toward hope

Lydia and her ten-year-old son Luca are on the run after surviving a violent attack on their family. They need all their wits, endurance and resources to stay ahead of their pursuers as they flee Mexico and head “el norte” to seek refuge in the United States. Lydia, a bookstore owner, and her journalist husband…

In the shadow of doubt
Church Life | Reformed | Reviews

In the shadow of doubt

How did the West turn away from Christian faith? Beginning in the 18th century philosophers and scientists made it difficult to believe in God; by the 1960s, pop culture caught up to their earlier intellectual attacks. And thus we Christians find ourselves today in a thoroughly secular society. Or so goes the usual answer. Not…

Will your musical tastes change?
Art | Media & Culture

Will your musical tastes change?

Most mornings I select music for my not-so-intensive workout from my expansive and diverse collection – sometimes spinning a familiar favourite, and sometimes a record I know I haven’t listened to for years. For this purpose I choose a vinyl album: Neil Young, Ultravox, Roxy Music, B.B. King . . . .  Not only does…