A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014-2015, by Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry continues to spend Sunday mornings in the Kentucky woods, and his readers will be rewarded. At age 82, he notes that “life does not relent or become easier as death approaches.” He asks, “How then may you come yet alive to right-mindedness and right prayer?” Although grief and “nightmares of the age” interrupt his sleep, he is eased by nature’s “numinous and exalted” presence.

The homophile church

Protestants were deeply involved in the gay rights movement—even before the Stonewall Riots.

Does humility require doubt?

Mark Stenberg takes aim at Christian certainty. I'm not certain that's our problem.

When family values belonged to all of us

The "traditional family" used to provide stability and comfort. Was it all an illusion?

Morality transformed

A review of Adam Johnson

The delight I felt while reading this book needs further interrogation, because its stories deal with troublesome subjects.