Standing Naked Before God, by Molly Phinney Baskette

Fall books

Molly Phinney Baskette's book is not a robust example of the Christian practice of confession. But she does offer a glimpse into the life of a church that is thriving against the odds.


Fessing up

What do Bill Clinton and Jimmy Swaggart have in common? Each made a spectacular public confession of sexual misconduct.

A Time for Confessing

Academic circles sometimes include a giant who publishes relatively little despite the pleading of students and colleagues. Such a figure was Robert Bertram, whom longtime colleague Edward Schroeder calls, in his grateful foreword, “the most unpublished Lutheran theologian of the twentieth century.”