The Weekender: 1-20-17

Our guest from last week on Cultivated, Latifah Phillips, released two new videos this week. Check them out:

"In the Fight" - Moda Spira

And "The Hard Way" Live Performance - Moda Spira

If you missed her conversation with us, listen here. And then check out this week's episode with Jackie Hill Perry. 

Now, for this week's news and links.

First up, the NYTimes had a beautiful meditation on friendship in an age where every moment is documented and shared online. I wonder if one couldn't say the same thing about spirituality...

The current debate about Healthcare is really confusing, and thoughtful Christians are on both sides of the issue. Here, Yuval Levin, one of the foremost conservative writer/thinkers, breaks down the issues and processes in detail. 

Books and Culture has been a mainstay for thoughtful Christian reflection on, well, books and culture. And it's going away. What does that mean for Christian thinkers?

The New Yorker profiled Kirk Franklin, the gospel artist who has collaborated with a variety of Hip Hop and R&B stars. He got flak last year for working with Kanye West on "Ultralight Beam." He responded by saying, "Kanye is not me, I am not him. He is my brother I am proud to do life with." He added, "To a lot of my Christian family, I'm sorry he's not good enough, Christian enough, or running at your pace...and as I read some of your comments, neither am I. That won't stop me from running." 

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