Why Les Miserables Gives Us Hope: How Grace Triumphs Over Law

Artwork from Les Miserables 2012

Artwork from Les Miserables 2012 Miserable is certainly not the term to be applied to the film Les Miserables. Translated as the miserable, the wretched, the poor ones, or the victims—Les Miserables has been a force of narrative brilliance since its writing in 1862. This film adaptation to the broadway musical is masterful, to say the least. Sobs of sadness and joy could be heart... Read More

Is Jesus Really Korean and Does He have Time for Me? Thoughts from 21 Jump Street

"Korean Jesus" from "21 Jump Street"

“Korean Jesus” from “21 Jump Street” Jesus Christ has many faces, physical forms, and cultural characteristics. Forget the historical Jesus—the one with the burly beard and middle-eastern complexion. So too should the westerner disregard the last thousand years in which Jesus was depicted as an emaciated white man with long flowing hair. Cultures have,... Read More

You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful: The Pop Song Jesus Is Singing To You Personally

One Direction—What Makes You Beautiful

One Direction—What Makes You Beautiful You don’t know you’re beautiful. Shyly masking your appearance behind makeup, you live your life within cloud of insecurity. Am I pretty enough? Am I attractive and could anyone possibly love me? My body, my face, and my fashion holds no candle to the supermodels and their sexy figures splashed across every magazine cover. A resounding... Read More

Why Love and Fulfillment is Not Found in Relationships: The Black Keys’ Everlasting Light

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“Your glory outshines all—everything. All things. I am eclipsed by the greatness of your throne and who you are. My weak words do not paint the picture that should be brushed. Never-ending. An eternally bright light. A thousand blasts of Supernova light pale in comparison to your greatness and majesty.” Such are the words I penned when first hearing The Black Keys’ popular... Read More

Do You Want to Be Known? Thrice and the Heart of God—PART 2

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Image by sopranosflight “I bragged of baring my bones…” Kensrue states in reference to a track from the album The Illusion of Safety, a track ironically entitled In Years to Come. He recalls his desire and eagerness to live a sacrificial lifestyle. A lifestyle where he would set his needs, comfort and desires aside and live to love God with everything in him. However, in hindsight... Read More

Do You Want to Be Known? Thrice and the Heart of God—PART 1

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Image by Meg Wills I am known. Are those words true of you? I am loved. Can you really be loved without first being known? What does it mean to really be known? Today we live in a world where real connection and real relationships are very few and far between. We have, at our fingertips, the ability to keep in contact with the world (literally). We can find out what’s going on... Read More

The Spiritual and Musical Art of Thrice: A Review of the New Album Major/Minor

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Since the formation of the band in 1998, Thrice has consistently succeeded in reinventing themselves as musicians, writers, and artists with each album that they produce. The new album Major/Minor, which was released last Tuesday, is a very guitar driven record with dirty riffs, quirky upbeat riffs, and grooving bass lines throughout. The energy of the album is captivating and very... Read More

Gungor’s New Single: When Death Dies

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Gungor’s new single does not disappoint. When Death Dies is obviously a work of great skill and beautiful composition, blending Spanish Moroccan-like rifts and clapping, eclectic accordion tunes, elegant cello, and an edgy flair of beat-boxing. But beneath the artful craft of these musicians lies a deeply profound dedication. The lyrics speak of all that comes to us “when death... Read More

The Song Jesus Christ is Singing to You: Rihanna’s Only Girl (in the World)

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There is a reason God speaks to us in loving words, as a husband to his bride. The scripture is littered with it. From the image of a loving husband sacrificing all for his wife to the sensual imagery of Song of Songs capturing the rapture that a husband (and in this case our Creator) has with his bride. Such deep emotions and longing for intimacy can seem strange since we often... Read More

Screaming Praise: The Passionate Heart of Christian Hardcore

Sleeping Giant Worship

Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red Whenever people ask me what kind of music I like, I always give the same answer, “I like all kinds of music. It just depends on the band.” From Beethoven to Murs, Gregorian chant to Josh Garrels, and everything in between. But two genres really seem to take prominence on my iPod: Classical music and Hardcore music. I realize that those are polar... Read More

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