Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)

By Joe LaGuardia I came off of a very productive Lent this past season.  My Lent involved fasting from politics–from listening, watching, reading, and, well, reading anything having to do with politics (and, in many cases, religion). That was a good exercise.  Before Lent, I was up too late watching CNN, wasting away in theContinue reading “Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)”

Proclaiming Truth in a Post-Truth World

By Matt Sapp 2016 wasn’t a great year for truth, and the first days of 2017 don’t appear to have offered any improvement. When Stephen Colbert coined the term “truthiness” in 2005 everyone laughed. Few are laughing now. Colbert used the word to mean something we understand to be true because it “feels” right orContinue reading “Proclaiming Truth in a Post-Truth World”