Faithful responses to work, family and everyday life
As a graduate student, my father visited the Abbey of Gethsemani. His experiences there entered him in some permanent way.
Salvation requires repentance. But of what do the righteous repent?
Christopher Hitchens was an unrelenting unbeliever to the end. But Ross Douthat claims that everything about Hitchens points to an embrace of life and a refusal to give in to despair.
We can't remember Jesus the way we can remember, say, Bonhoeffer or the lavishly photographed St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
I am cherished, and called by the Shepherd to serve the flock. But I can save no one.
Stephanie Paulsell teaches at Harvard Divinity School.
Carol Zaleski is professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Samuel Wells is the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and author, most recently, of Learning to Dream Again: Rediscovering the Heart of God (Eerdmans).
M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet (Eerdmans).
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