The common good is taking a beating. Economic inequality has accelerated dramatically since the early 1980s, and many think nothing can be done about it. But that verdict is a nonstarter for Christian morality.
On the road with Luther
“What are we to give to God in return for this love?” asked Martin Luther. “Nothing. You shall not go to Rome on pilgrimages.” I'm Lutheran, and I went to Rome on pilgrimage.
Divine love and human intimacy
What if everything we taught our kids about sex were grounded in a vision of God’s love in everyday life?
A Christian response to Muslims
The oneness of God is the principle at the very heart of Islam. This is the central issue for Muslims disputing Christian claims about God.
Lessons learned and unlearned
Working in the shop gave bone and muscle to my pastoral identity. But it also taught me to anesthetize anxiety with long hours, to work out of fear of failing.
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