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.
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Sacred spaces

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.

Marriage and Modernization: How Globalization Threatens Marriage and What to Do About It

The phrase “family values” became an early catchword in the culture wars. The way people define those values and implement them politically marks a bitter line of division between liberals and conservatives.

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.