Topic: Literature and the Arts

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    There is an old but persistent stereotype that some religious believers are so strict and stern they have no time or taste for laughter. Brad Stine is a successful performer who thinks evangelical Christianity and standup comedy can go together, and that humor can help spread faith. More

    May 27, 2005 | Comments

  • Read an interview with Norwegian jazz musician Tord Gustavsen. More

    May 20, 2005 | Comments

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    Donnie McClurkin is a Gospel superstar whose voice is recognized around the world. But on Sunday mornings, as Pastor McClurkin, he has more local concerns — like the parking problems in his church’s neighborhood. More

    May 6, 2005 | Comments

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    Read the extended Donnie McClurkin interview.

    May 6, 2005 | Comments

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    Matt Diffee is a NEW YORKER cartoonist making people laugh in spite of a lot of competition and rejection. More

    February 2, 2005 | Comments

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    Due to the Qur’an’s ban on all forms of idolatry, Islamic artists have specialized in beautiful writing, intricate designs, and rich materials and colors. More

    November 5, 2004 | Comments

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | Comments

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    Part three of a four-part series: American evangelicals’ relationship with popular culture. In our national survey, conducted with U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, nearly three quarters of white evangelicals said the media are hostile to their values. Yet they have also created their own widely popular alternative music and books. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more from Jeff Sheler’s interview with William Romanowski, professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Kim Lawton sat down with prominent author and Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge to reflect on the Easter story of crucifixion and resurrection. More

    April 9, 2004 | Comments

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