Take and read

A Harvard-trained sociologist, Ault immersed himself in the life of a fundamentalist Baptist congregation in northwest Massachusetts. A great read as well as a chance to see the human beings beyond the stereotypes.

Faith, Reason and the Existence of God/The Creativity of God

Denys Turner and Oliver Davies previously collaborated on Silence and the Word (2002), so it is not surprising that in these two books they have something compatible and complementary to say.

Making leaders

Is there a clergy crisis in the United States? Catholics and Protestants report that fewer candidates than needed are entering the ministry, and a large number of practicing clergy are approaching retirement. The social status of clergy has declined, and ordained women have hit a stained-glass ceiling within the church.

The Doors of the Sea

December’s Indian Ocean tsunami forced a haunting question to emerge anew: how could an omnipotent God permit such evil?

Confessing Jesus Christ/Preaching Parables to Postmoderns/Testimony to the Exiles

Postmodernism, with its critique of modern assumptions about knowledge, language, authority and narrative, presents new challenges for preachers.