On Sunday, January 26, Kobe Bryant, his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash. The deaths sent shockwaves through the NBA, Los Angeles, and the world at large.
In the previous post, I shared a series of questions for understanding the popular culture that shapes us. I wrote of how many of the students in my Theology and Popular Culture class are hesitant to share the pieces of pop culture that shape them. One of the ways I try to get students to lower their defenses is by sharing one of my own favorite pieces of pop culture.
Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley, in their book, present results and reflection from a national study on the spiritual lives of American twentysomethings, funded by a Lilly Endowment.
In my experience, the Enneagram is taken more seriously by its advocates than any other personality tool I’ve encountered. This is primarily because it aims at the heart of things—rather than identifying clusters of traits it asks why we feel the way we feel, think how we think, and do what we do.
Jake Meador’s book, In Search of Common Good, is the latest in a parade of books wrestling with the new conditions for faith in contemporary culture.