Books

Books

Choosing to be different

In their 2001 book Divided By Faith, Michael Emerson and Christian Smith developed a theory to explain why churches are racially exclusive enclaves despite Christians’ high ideals about being inclusive: Americans choose where and with whom to worship; race is one of the most important grounds on which the

Conversations with Barth on Preaching

Karl Barth’s theology grew out of the task of preaching, and he always kept that task in view. In a radio interview not long before his death, he noted, “My whole theology, you see, is fundamentally a theology for pastors.

The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship

What is the underlying cultural script or metanarrative that guides the values and lives of 21st-century North Americans? And in what ways does the Bible offer an alternative and opposing cultural script? These questions animate the latest collection of essays by Walter Brueggemann.

Extremists