FIRST PERSON: When filmmakers get it right

 
British novelist Evelyn Waugh was known as an earthy man, even after he found Christ. A lady once asked him: "Mr. Waugh, how can you behave as you do and still call yourself a Christian?" His answer: "Madam, I may be as bad as you say. But believe me, were it not for my religion, I would scarcely be a human being." Well, we've all heard it before: "Christians are hypocrites!" Sometimes, it appears so. None of us gets it ...

Dreher: Stop wasting energy fighting unwinnable culture battles

 
With secular culture increasingly marginalizing the Christian faith, believers should leave behind political battles and embrace the communal life exemplified by St. Benedict of Nursia, author Rod Dreher said in the Gheens Lectures, Feb. 7-8 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although Christianity continues to spread in Asia and the global south, it is rapidly losing its influence in the public square in the West, said Dreher, senior editor of the American Conservative and author of "The Benedict Option," a book ...