Politics+Society

Books

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.

Books

Precarious housing

A review of Matthew Desmond

In poor communities like the one where I live and work, evictions are not the exception. They’re the norm.

Books

Haunting particularities

A review of Marilynne Robinson

To meet others as God meets us—prickly and imprecise and difficult though we may sometimes be—is a kind of grace.

Books

Someone else's liberation

One Good Book deserves another

Reading Exodus together with Isabel Wilkerson reminds me that the biblical story is not told from my point of view.