On October 23 @ 3:30pm in Old Main, Ritz Auditorium,
Dr. Brad Fruhauff will speak on his online journal, Relief.
Here's a bit about his talk in his own words:
Getting Dirty, For Christ's Sake: The Challenges of Publishing "Gritty" Christian Literature in a Culture of Purity
"While mainstream culture has its rules of political and party correctness, Christian online and print culture has its own rules of doctrinal, attitudinal, and moral correctness. As we at Relief try to publish "edgy," "gritty," or otherwise substantial literature under the category of "Christian," then, we encounter some unique, often absurd challenges, such as how to talk seriously about abortion when your audience may flinch at the word damn. At the same time, the big Christian bookstores are successful because the money in Christian publishing is in literature marked "safe for the whole family." In this talk I describe some of the ways Relief: A Christian Literary Expression attempts to situate itself in print and online in a culture that is liable to label us crude, pornographic, or even demonic."