refractions: a journey of faith, art, and culture

April 15, 2009

Makoto Fujimura is a contemporary artist whose home and studio are near Ground Zero. Out of a response to the attacks on 9/11, he began to set aside time every Saturday to write. This was a time to process and reflect on the emotions and changes in his life and city. The result of these […]


November 21, 2008

They never knew what they were caring for…they only knew what they were against. This quote is offered as a critique of postmoderns. It is a sentiment that is common in church circles, where some would argue that the emerging church is defined more by what it is against than for. In this case, though, […]

countercultural (a missiology for the west)

September 22, 2008

(This post is part of a series reflecting on David Bosch’s six distinctives for a missiology of Western culture. See the introductory post for a little background.) a mission to the West must be countercultural, though not in an escapist way I wasn’t planning on spreading the posts in this series a week apart. But, […]

keller on contextualization

July 12, 2006

“Contextualization happens when we give God’s answers to the questions that people in our culture are asking.” – Tim Keller (or at least a mostly accurate quote of him)