A Story of Justice and Redemption
A book I'd like my elected officials to read
A justice system oriented mainly toward punishing offenders can have tragic consequences.
The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective
Charity, Reward, and Atonement in Early Christianity
An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul
The Apostle and His Critics through the Centuries
Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church
Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal
Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved
Matthew L. Skinner recommends the best recently published books in his field.
By some estimates, three quarters of Americans don't really know their next-door neighbor.
Colson Whitehead has created a world as compelling—and as intolerable—as our own.
Finding Abundance in the Shadow of Death
Reading Steve and Sharol Hayner's cancer story, I found myself taking on the role of Job's adversary.
Resentment, Generosity, Justice
Martha Nussbaum says we don't. She's wrong.
Four teenage girls dance their way into friendship and maturity.
Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence
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.
The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife
How can we live well after 40? asks Barbara Bradley Hagerty. She could have consulted the wisdom traditions.
The Doctrine of God in the Majority World
What's more important: calculating the logic of the Trinity, or doing theology across cultures?