I was amused when I saw this poster at a Jewish temple nearby. I have seen the rise of so-called Christian Contemporary Music, the counterattack by Gen Xers such as Mark Joseph who charged that Christian Contemporary Music was a ghetto and the equivalent of the Negro Leagues, to a situation where Christian Contemporary Music, worship music excepted, has pretty much disappeared from the scene, and Mill Gen (born after 1980) musicians of Christian background don’t have to worry about it any more. So I wondered, are the Jews now going to go into a cycle of Jewish Contemporary Music for a while before they draw the same conclusion? I know a certain artist called Matisyahu is hot, though I haven’t listened to his stuff.
The new holiday of June 19, though its celebration has spread nationally, has a particular application to Texas. But there is another date that would be more suitable as a national holiday of emancipation: December 18. June 19, known as […]
David Brooks, in his recent book, The Road to Character, makes a distinction between two kinds of virtues and tells us we need to be more concerned about ‘legacy virtues’ and not just the ‘résumé virtues’ that give us success in […]
Precis: In every society, even those that profess freedom of speech, there are ideas and images that are perceived as too corrupting to be expressed or uttered. We used to think this way about pornography. Now we think this about […]