What religious freedom isn't

Free exercise is a basic right and a great asset to the American religious landscape. Yet some of its advocates seem eager to give it a bad name.

Post-traumatic texts

David Carr rereads the familiar materials of the Bible in conversation with trauma theory. This opens the way for a fresh and suggestive interpretation.

Witnesses in the cloud

Critics view genealogy as a kind of ersatz historiography, an individualistic reconstruction of the past. But there is more to family tree building.

Writing the Christian Life

The essence of spiritual memoir

A memoir becomes explicitly Christian when it derives its literary power from the power of the gospel. It doesn't preach, it shows.