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The Notorious B.I.G. and Me

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: Culture

I am intrigued by the story of Hip-Hop. I don't claim to know much about it, and I certainly didn't live it...no real surprise. When I was in high school, I listened to my fair share of Dr. Dre and Snoop. I am confident I could still recount the lyrics to a few albums. Again, I certainly didn't live the gangsta life but somehow I liked being a part of the music.

Reviewing "The Shack"

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

Occasionally in evangelicalism there appears a book which somehow sweeps the American church off of its feet in a flutter of word of mouth and praise. Think "Prayer of Jabez" or "The Purpose Driven Life." Sometimes such books are good, more often than not they leave something to be desired. This is undoubtedly a result of a dilution of the importance of God's revelation in the life of the modern ...

Be Harrison Ford

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

I really like the movie “The Fugitive.” I know what you are thinking: “What’s not to like?” It has a unusually unkempt Harrison Ford, tough man Tommy Lee Jones, evil pharmaceutical companies (all apologies to my brother who works for a major pharmaceutical company) in bed with evil heart surgeons, it has guns, ambulances, trains, fake id’s, a one-armed man, prosthetics, and lines ...

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