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Christian Freedom, American Slavery

Perhaps the greatest failure of the modern church has been its inability to portray the biblical view of freedom or liberation. America takes for granted that we are born free, with every right to choose our way of life as we please. Christianity takes for granted that we are born enslaved, with …

What Might Have Been: The Problem With Projecting Greatness Onto Artists Who Died Young

Last week would have been Jeff Buckley’s 49th birthday. Sadly, Buckley died at the age of 30 after drowning to death in May 1997. During his short life, he released just one proper album, 1994’s <i>Grace</i>, which is rightfully viewed as an all-time classic. Along with stunning original compositions like …

The Art of Self-Culture and the Crucial Difference Between Being Educated and Being Cultured: John Cowper Powys’s Forgotten Wisdom from 1929

“The art of self-culture begins with a deeper awareness … of the marvel of our being alive at all; alive in a world as startling and mysterious, as lovely and horrible, as the one we live in.”<p><i>“In order to be cultured and not to stand below the level of your surroundings it is not enough to have</i> …

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Independent Photography Festival 2015, London

For the fourth year in a row, the Independent Photography Festival (IPF) has gathered a crop of fresh photographers to take an in-depth look at what’s happening on the indie photography scene right now. This year marks the Australia-based festival’s inaugural global edition, with events having …

Subculture

Why Philosophy Should Become More Like Pop Music

Why Philosophy Should Become More Like Pop Music<p>When pop music started in a big way in the 1960s, it seemed at times like an especially silly medium, …