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The Price of Keeping the Peace

Author: Vince DangCategory: Culture

I spent a large portion of my 20s serving as a police officer. I began my career as a bright-eyed, enthusiastic rookie, ready to make my community a better place to live. But as the years rolled by and I did what was necessary to keep my fellow officers and myself alive, observing human depravity at unimaginable levels, I changed. Candidly, when I look at pictures of myself from those early ...

Culture Matters 5.6.16

Author: The Village ChurchCategory: Culture

1. The Gospel, Beyoncé and Lemonade Pop star Beyoncé has been all the chatter in light of dropping a new album, Lemonade, completely out of the blue. There have already been a number of articles written sharing various thoughts and opinions on the visual album, which functions as much like a movie as it does music. Alissa Wilkinson wrote a piece for Christianity Today shedding ...

No Place for Sound and Fury?

Author: Jared MusgroveCategory: Culture

Throughout human history, enduring epics like Beowulf, The Iliad and Macbeth have not shied away from the bombastic form that embodies most classical storytelling. Before they became classics, these epics were simply the popular entertainment of the time, written for the commoner. They weren’t always English teachers’ critical darlings, but were works designed to stir the audience by ...

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