Articles by Stephen Nichols

Johnny Cash's American VI: Ain't No Grave An Appreciation

Article by   April 2010
A friend of mine recently asked me when I was going to get back to writing on church history. You've done the Christianity and culture thing with the Jesus book and the blues book, when are you getting back to church history? continue

Apostasy Lit: Why Do They Leave?

Article by   December 2008
Categories of literature have expanded well beyond the tragedy/comedy paradigm of earlier days. Genres, in other words, have been fruitful and have multiplied. Into the mix, I propose a new addition, apostasy literature. continue

Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction

Article by   November 2008
Country music megastar John Rich enlisted Johnny Cash on the side of McCain during the 2008 presidential election. "I'm sure Johnny Cash," Rich told a crowd of Florida concert goers, "would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around." Rosanne Carter Cash, who is still around, doesn't quite see her father in the same way. continue

Golfing For Jesus: Christ and Consumer Culture

Article by   April 2008
In his 1922 work Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis used the phrase Christianity In¬corporated to capture the ethos of his fictional small town overrun by a blend¬ing of consumerism and religion. What was good for 1922, however, may be good for today. continue
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