After the Baby Boomers

A wise friend of mine says, “The plural of anecdote is not data.” Robert Wuthnow would agree. He brings the eye of the sociologist to the life of the church and gives us insights that sometimes confirm but often confound our anecdotes.

Take and read

Laments over the current state of academic biblical study abound, but Bockmuehl moves beyond his penetrating critique of the discipline to offer constructive proposals for reorienting New Testament study around the implied readers who are members of ecclesial communities and around the apostolic memory of Jesus.

Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God's Guidance and Grace

As part of a comprehensive review of our curriculum at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, we recently asked laypeople from around the country what qualities they want in their pastors.

Aimee's America

"America! Awake!” Thus did evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson rouse interwar audiences to do battle against communism and atheism.

A Concise History of Western Music

In his 30 years as a music critic in New York and London, Paul Griffiths has published more than 2 million words about classical music. In this book he constructs a boiled-down narrative of musical history. The writing reflects a big-city, public, secular approach to the music Griffiths has chosen to include.