The Lowdown

Mixed Media

Anniversary: This year begins the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dort; for educational resources including a who’s who, a timeline, and more, go to the Calvin College Meeter Center’s website.

Give It Up: The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas’s critically acclaimed young adult novel dealing with race issues, has been made into a movie due in October. Check out our online review of the novel here. (20th Century Fox)

Dig It: Genre-bending rock duo Twenty One Pilots, whose Christian faith influences their sometimes dark and painful lyrics, follow up the success of their Blurryface album with the cryptic album Trench, to be released October 5. (Fueled by Ramen)