New today: Buddhists next door, tales of war, texts in context
"I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous." — Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014)
New today from the Century
Buddhists next door, by Barbara Brown Taylor. Here in rural Georgia, it's hard to miss a monk in saffron robes walking through Wal-Mart. But we don't know what to think about him, so we don't.
War and tales of war, by Edward J. Blum. Dwight Moody became a sensation during the mid-1870s. A reason for his popularity was his tactical use of war-related stories and themes.
Texts in context: Yassas! by Carol Kuniholm. My understanding of the interplay of meaning and words is shaped by my experience as a monolinguist. On a recent trip to Greece, I found myself seeing and hearing in new ways.
Mark Edwards reviews Matthew Bowman's The Urban Pulpit. Matthew Bowman invites readers to rediscover the once-powerful promise of liberal evangelicalism, which he sees a pastoral middle way between the secular city and fundamentalism.
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Eternal life means today, by Evan D. Garner
Maya's voice, by Tripp Hudgins