The Christ-Haunted North

“The Christ-Haunted South” is a phrase attributed to Flannery O’Connor. She was referring to the lingering resonances of Christian religious life that has infused the culture of the American South. I now live in a Christ-haunted “North.” I am referring to northern England. For long centuries Christian religious life infused the Pennines, the Lakes, and…

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Music Review: He Will Not Cry Out by Bifrost Arts

Back in February, I got the chance to talk to Bifrost co-founder and director Isaac Wardell for Hopeful Realism (1 & 2) to preview their, then upcoming, worship and arts conference in Philadelphia (The Cry of the Poor) and preview a couple tracks off of their upcoming record: their second anthology of hymns and spiritual…

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