Tag Archives: Culture

Food in Life, Life in Food

The Food in Life and the Life in Food Nikki Holdridge / The Falls Church Fellows Program 1 May 2017 I love food. I love to eat food. I love to work with food but I think most of all I … more »

Posted in Blog, Missio | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Culture Matters

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” sounds just about as good as it gets— and not surprisingly, the play is born of the genius of Steve Martin. Once upon a time we saw it performed at the Ford’s Theater here in … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Culture is Upstream from Politics, Again

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Culture is Upstream from Politics: 50 Responses

When I was a boy, my grandfather and I spent summers buying cattle throughout Colorado. Mostly of course, he was the buyer, but there were moments when, with a certain twinkle in his eye, he would let me be the … more »

Posted in Commons, Essays, Featured Post, TWI Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Culture is Upstream from Politics

The culture is upstream from politics, always and everywhere. A few days ago I made that argument at the University of North Carolina, giving the Wilberforce Lecture. While each week my work matters, and each time I speak I feel … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

On Honest Art

Almost as pretty as it gets…. and yet. Telluride is also a place like every place. The sun rises, the day unfolds, the evening comes. People work and worship, they play outdoors and cry indoors, they eat and drink, they … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Beach Boys… the Beatles… Bono and his band

The Beach Boys… the Beatles… and Bono. For a few days this week I was close enough to the Pacific Ocean to bike along the beach. Watching the sunrise, the quiet of the morning, a travel mug with Earl Grey … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Merle and Me… Breaking Up Was Hard to Do

(With gladness, I welcome Tod Moquist to our pages. One of my oldest friends, we began conspiring in first grade, growing up a block from each other in the great San Joaquin Valley of California. Years later, I was the … more »

Posted in Articles, Essays, Guest Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Have Met the Enemy, and He is Us

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” The almost immortal words of Pogo, whose cartoonish take on the world captured the spirit of the age in the middle years of the 20th-century. Trying as we are to make … more »

Posted in Blog, Commons, Featured Post | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Missio on Loving the City: Planning to Be Here Awhile

Jeremiah 29 gives us a bold exhortation to plan, with redemptive imagination, for the long-haul of life in a broken world.  While imprisoned for his work as a pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to his fiancé Maria, saying, “Our marriage must … more »

Posted in Blog, Missio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment