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?
What happened was, I got the idea in my head –- and I could not get it out –-that college was just one more dopey, inane place in the world dedicated to piling up treasure on earth and everything. I mean treasure is treasure, for heaven’s sake. What’s the difference whether the treasure is money, or property, or even culture, or even just plain knowledge? … Sometimes I think that knowledge –- when it’s knowledge for knowledge’s sake, anyway –- is the worst of all…. I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while — just once in a while — there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn’t, it’s just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word “wisdom” mentioned!
in J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
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