New today from the Century:
- David Heim interviews theologian Jennifer McBride: "It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."
- Katherine Willis Pershey's pastoral response to the whole Advent vs. Christmas thing
- Arthur Remillard on warrior culture and muscle men in the NFL
- Jill Peláez Baumgaertner's year-end picks in poetry
- Peter Bannister's year-end picks in classical music
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