The Pelagianism of Cherubs

You know those cherub figurines? The chubby cheeks and perfectly tousled hair, chins resting thoughtfully in palms, newly sprouted wings, angelic eyes aglow? Harmless, right? But what if I told you there was a sinister heresy behind those winsome smiles, a dark theology imbedded in the lure of baby fat? "Two Cherubs" by Raffaello Sanzio…

Jesus Is Not Your Boyfriend!

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet as we’ve previously touched on the importance of mindfulness in worship, but we need to address a persistent trend in Christian music that should go the way of the dodo before it’s allowed even a swan song. I’m referring to the ongoing proliferation of lyrics that romanticize…

Bad Robot: The Moral Quandary of Artificial Intelligence

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in mainstream culture, the futures depicted in TV shows like Black Mirror and films like Ready Player One don’t seem so far off. This pressing reality, coupled with some disturbing behavior recently discovered in AI, has forced leaders of major tech corporations to take a seat at the table and have an open discussion about morality,…

A Universe Tuned for Worship

There’s a theory among some theologians that God sang the universe into existence. It’s a beautiful, albeit strange thought, but Biblical scholars weren’t the only ones to look up at the heavens and ponder a musical origin. Centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Pythagoras theorized a concept called “The Music of the Spheres”. Noticing the mathematical precision in…

Contemporary Artists Are Better Than You

We’ve all met that guy. He’s the one you avoid at parties, the one with a philosophy degree who can’t wait to debate the metaphysics of the chair you’ve just offered him. Maybe he broods in corners, flipping through pages of Being and Nothingness, waiting for someone−anyone−to recognize his unique brand of genius. He exclusively…