Rodney Clapp explores the religious dimensions of popular culture
One of the premier pleasures of reading is finding a new author. I recently discovered George Saunders's comic touch and sympathetic characters.
When I cling to anxieties or resentments, my whole body is like a clenched fist. Contemplative prayer requires unclenching it.
Multitasking is marked by a sustained sense of urgency in a world mediated by communication devices. Puttering is something different.
Filmmakers often defend cinematic violence by drawing a line between entertainment and the real world. But this devalues their work.
The TV series Homeland raises some grave real-world questions.
Rodney Clapp is a writer and editor who focuses on theology and culture.
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