Darrell Gwaltney

Darrell Gwaltney

Darrell Gwaltney is dean of School of Religion at Belmont University.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 12:53

Brad Paisley as Wheelhouse prophet

The country-music star’s new album questions the holy trinity of Southern life: identity, racial heritage and faith.

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:55

How to be a child again

When was the last time you felt like a child? Do you ever try to be childish just for the joy of it?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 12:02

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ as lament

“Zero Dark Thirty” is a visceral lament upon a decade of conflict and pursuit of one who caused this nation so much pain. Viewing the film creates an opportunity for people to gather communally and remember, grieve and have closure.

Friday, 04 January 2013 11:19

'Les Misérables' and reaching for grace

The release of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables film couldn’t have been more timely than at the end of a difficult year.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:49

‘The Hobbit’ as Advent journey

Have you ever thought of Advent as an unexpected journey? Would you set out on one today if given the chance?

Friday, 16 November 2012 10:21

James Bond’s gospel of resurrection

The Bond films are wonderful escapist fare, but they do shine a light into our cultural hopes and fears.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:12

When should we say retard?

When should we say “retard” when referring to another person? Never. This is a lesson Ann Coulter should learn.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:37

Mumford & Sons sing of grace and life

A new album by an English folk rock band contains powerful allusions to themes of rebellion and grace.