If you like to be up to date with the latest in music, movies, television and more, then the Culture Lab is the place for you. Look for reviews, interviews and exclusive FaithVillage performances from some of your favorite artists. Keep up with all the latest culture trends, viewed through a spiritual lens. Stay awhile, and don't be afraid to turn it up to 11.
As the Faith and Culture Editor for FaithVillage, I come across a lot of music. L.E. Taylor's new release, Tree of Life, is one of the most hauntingly-beautiful releases I've heard in quite a long time. To me, she sounds like a mix between Alison Krauss, Tori Amos and The Civil Wars, which is a very good thing.
Citizens might be the best Christian band you've never heard. Citizens are a high-energy indie rock band from Mars Hill U-District. Born in the heart of Seattle’s university district, Citizens has quickly built a reputation for their dynamic hymn arrangements and high-intensity anthems. Deacon Zach Bolen leads the band with a visible emotion and passion that stems from a desire to see everyone in the U-District worship Jesus as Lord.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby reminds me a lot of that incredibly sexy blonde Indianapolis Colts cheerleader I dated for awhile a few years back. She served up paint-by-numbers emotions with very little substance but, oh my, I couldn't stop looking at her anyway.
Happy, happy, happy. When you hear this phrase, do you think of a hippie love-fest? Or is the image in your mind one of camouflage and beards? If you answered the latter, then you certainly have watched the hit television show on the A&E Network, Duck Dynasty.
If you have never seen or heard of the show, then your tv must be broken. Duck Dynasty is a show about the Robertson family. The show chronicles the lives and misadventures of these self-proclaimed rednecks as they hunt, fish, and make the duck calls that have made them not only famous, but also rich. The patriarch of the family is Phil Robertson. He is always quick to point out that he and his family are rich, however, those riches are not measured in dollars, but instead are measured in the blessings that God has given them over the years.
The armor was never a hobby or a distraction. It was a cocoon. — Tony Stark
Iron Man 3 is Robert Downey Jr.’s fourth, and possibly final turn as Tony Stark under his third director—Shane Black (Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon being the previous). It’s also the first Marvel Phase 2 film—meaning it’s the first single-hero film they’ve released in the wake of team-up superfest of The Avengers. The question on everyone’s mind is: Does Tony Stark still have an interesting story to tell?
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