Culture

  • August 2, 2010

    This spring the television series 'Lost', which achieved cult status over its six seasons, came to an end. Benjamin E. Zeller explores its religious themes and what it says about American religious culture.

  • February 16, 2010

    One of the outstanding sculptures of the week-long Sapporo Snow Festival in the far north of Japan is of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, says Hisashi Yukimoto. It is a testimony to reconciliation and overcoming division and violence, as well as artistic endeavour.

  • February 8, 2010

    How can women most powerfully embody their vocational calling when also attending to the care of their own bodies? Courtney Wilder looks at a blog that probes this question in a highly amusing but also pastoral and insightful way.

  • June 12, 2009

    Though taking artefacts from antiquities site constitutes a severe criminal offence, the Israel Antiquities Authority says it will not prosecute a repentant New Yorker who returned a fragment he had taken from an ancient palace.

  • April 29, 2009

    Conformity and concern about image are the enemies of truth, says Jill Segger. Yet they are everywhere in our testosterone-driven culture. Purity of heart enables us to respond to the unconventional or unexpected with integrity, as well as feeding clear-sighted conscience.

  • December 27, 2008

    In his Christmas sermon at Llandaff Cathedral, the Anglican Archbishop of Wales has said that the pressure of modern life towards perfection can be humanly oppressive.

  • November 24, 2008

    The political instinct is to react, and sometimes to overreact to cultural blips as well as big issues. Simon Barrow suggests that we might all need to lighten up to regain a deeper sense of perspective.

  • February 25, 2008

    The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has called for a concerted international campaign to protect linguistic diversity and to promote multilingualism, as local cultures are threatened by narrow globalism.

  • November 21, 2007

    How does our culture effect the way we communicate? How can we become more sensitive to cultural factors in when in dialogue or working alongside people of different backgrounds?

  • November 21, 2007

    How does our culture effect the way we communicate? How can we become more sensitive to cultural factors in when in dialogue or working alongside people of different backgrounds?