Music & day to day christianity
April 15, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeWhen I was 9, my older sister told me that Hell was a place where you walked around in darkness, completely alone forever. The idea terrified me then and still terrifies me now.
April 7, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeEvery few years the music industry throws up a Taylor Swift, a pretty girl with a sweet voice singing perfect bubblegum ballads about teen love. Is it possible to offer our young girls something better to aspire to?
March 31, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeIt takes a brave soul to record a Lennon/McCartney song. Singer Katie Noonan has gone beyond brave by releasing a whole album of them.
March 24, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeSomething a bit different this week. At the risk of a demarcation dispute with Kara, I'm going to talk about books - six easy books that I reckon every Christian should read.
March 17, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeFall Out Boy's new album diagnoses the dark depression that troubles many men today - does God have the cure?
March 10, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeA few weeks ago I wrote a short blog asking how we can better support single women in church, especially those over the age of 30. I was deluged with responses, and it became clear to me that we are not doing a good job in this area.
March 3, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeA few years ago the faithful were excited to discover that hot new rap artist, Kanye West, was a Christian. Excitement gave way to disappointment. But wealth and celebrity clearly can't protect Kanye from suffering.
February 24, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeWe never cope with loss as well as we think we will. It is easy to imagine loss, but impossible to imagine what loss will feel like.
February 17, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeBritney Spears burst onto the global music scene in 1998, a sexy teenager proudly wearing her faith and her virginity on her sleeve. The virginity was a predictable early casualty, and the faith is MIA at the time of writing. It's fair to say that mega-stardom has not been kind to Britney.
February 11, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeChristians have always had a troubled relationship with AC/DC, kind of like gazelles have always had a troubled relationship with lions. So what should a Christian make of AC/DC?
February 3, 2009 | Craig SchwarzeThere is never enough time, we are all "time poor". So why on earth would I agree to write a weekly column for this website? After all, writing is so, so time-consuming.