Books

Books

An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Hymns are “important in the history of ideas, the formation of culture, and the inner life of individual readers,” J. R. Watson reminds us in this time when the disciplines of hymn writing and singing are undervalued by many Christian worshipers.

Uneasy partners

My Easter Sunday sermon preparation was interrupted this year by a two-hour emergency meeting at a local housing authority, where we discussed marketing plans, reserve funds and retaining walls.

She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World

When Carol Christ’s mother was dying, with her husband and daughter flanking the death bed, Christ felt a sensation she had never before experienced: the room was flooded with love.

Sexual Violence and American Manhood

Sexual violence against women—pervasive in our society—is largely hidden, as in the oppressive presence of date rape on university campuses.
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Gospel fantasy

If you’ve not read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, you’re in a shrinking group. More than 7 million hardback copies of the novel are in print, and it has by the publisher’s count been translated into more than 40 languages. It has remained at or near the top of most bestseller lists since its appearance a year ago.