vol. 4, num. 1 :: 2005.01.14 — 2005.01.27
The second annual Asterisk Awards issue will give our readers a chance to nominate great cultural works and events of 2004, not just according to likes and dislikes, but we want to know--what changed you?
How we wish we could give a hundred of these awards ?
It?s difficult to stand out among such excellent nominees?and even more difficult to choose an individual for the award.
The Asterisk Awards inspire cultural analysis.
Members value character development and the integration of pain and humor.
The community?s opinion on the top show jives with the ratings.
Will the top spot be any surprise?
A fiction classic takes the top award, with nods to a variety of contemporary reads.
Last year?s winner receives its perennial accolades, especially from ?lifers.?
The same event showcases the best and worst of Christian cultural engagment.
Responses highlight varied local experiences.
A collection of miscellaneous sites adorn our bookmark lists.
What is or is not appropriate for Christians to watch, observe, listen to and participate in? Some answers lie in a close exploration of Philippians 4:8.
How can the college experience affect an individual's lifelong approach to culture?
What can we learn from Old and New Testament figures about actively engaging culture?
Check out the winners of last year?s asterisk awards for cultural experiences.
Find out what dedicated *cino members like best about their favorite (we hope) online magazine.
A list of essential books and films by Christians in the Visual Arts.
Are rock-stardom and Christianity compatible?
If our contemporary culture does not readily acknowledge how perpetual motion can dumb down our souls, we do maintain at least the memory that a faithful journey will always lead us back to where we started from, opening our eyes to the potential of a place that we were not able to see before we left it. It takes a trip to Oz for Dorothy to say and say again, “There’s no place like home.” Even when it is reduced to sentimental nostalgia, the sentiment has power because our longings point us homeward…. Christian wisdom about stability points us toward the true peace that is possible when our spirits are stilled and our feet are planted in a place we know to be holy ground. When we get this stability of heart deep down inside of us, real growth begins to happen.
The Wisdom of Stability
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