Why hymnals matter
Many churchgoers greet the announcement of a new hymnal with a single puzzled, even outraged question: Why?
Our spring books issue's reviews include Stanley Hauerwas on David Gushee, Shirley Hershey Showalter on Sonia Sotomayor, Ralph Wood on Rowan Williams and more.
Our spring books issue includes the following annotated lists of new titles: Old Testament, theology and ethics.
What reading do ministers rely on for inspiration or help in preaching—apart from commentaries or other materials directly related to the task?
"Letter from Birmingham Jail" at 50
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail"—and the Christian Century published it.
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