Week of March 22, 2009
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Another opportunity for readers in the Minneapolis area: CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) will stage their biennial conference at Bethel University in Minneapolis, June 17-21, 2009. "While Christians have long-long debated the nature of their relationship to 'culture,' they have made relatively little progress in actually defining what this 'culture' is. To state the obvious, our engagement with contemporary culture is complex, and the nature of this complexity is the central theme of the 2009 CIVA Biennial Conference."
. . . For readers in the Nashville area, check out the book launch of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark. Next Wednesday, April 1st, from 7-9 pm at Portland Brew, 12th Ave South in Nashville. More info at the Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=60156751107.
. . . Comment recommends Ruminate, a quarterly magazine of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art which attempts to reflect the grace and brokenness inherent in the complexity and truth of the Christian faith.
. . . Finally, Comment editor Gideon Strauss is happy to see that his local city government encourages walking, and wonders if other cities are doing something similar?