Aleppo today has faded from the headlines. If the news cycle has moved on, it should not mean that our hearts should too. The humanitarian situation in the city is still extremely precarious, and the number of internally displaced people ever higher, with all the logistical problems this implies. In such a situation, it is easy to feel helpless.
What should college students do to expand their minds in preparation for their vocation? Studying philosophy can help, and studying welding is also good.
The meaning someone is trying to express by using “evangelical” depends as much or more on context that any inherently accepted common definition of the term. The sheer flexibility of the term is both one secret of its lasting utility and at the same time its greatest weakness.
Creating is part of who we are as human beings. We were made to create, to "tend and care for the earth," and to unfold and discover the wonders of God's universe.
The question is obviously complex, and it surely involves our heart as much as our musical skill.
If the earth is the Lord’s and fullness thereof, everything in it belongs to our Creator and Redeemer. For culture, and particularly the arts, this means we do not need make judgments upon what is and isn’t Christian.