The feminine and the land

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

Theologies of entitlement, enslaving, and extinguishing indigenous communities have shaped policy since the 15th century.


A time to shout and a time to whisper

There’s a place in society for prophetic denunciation. There’s also a place for restraint.


Take & Read: New Testament

Matthew L. Skinner recommends the best recently published books in his field.


The startling triumph of The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead has created a world as compelling—and as intolerable—as our own.


Charleston Syllabus, edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain

When Dylann Roof murdered the Charleston nine at a Bible study in June 2015, his intent was “to start a race war.” He didn’t succeed.


Emancipation and economics

A review of Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.


Canaan at the margins

One Good Book deserves another

When I read the book of Joshua, it is easy for me to miss God's call for genocide.