The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx
A review of Dominic Erdozain
Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.
Typological Studies in Language
One Good Book deserves another
Linguist Suzanne Kemmer helps me understand the book of Esther better.
Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities
Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World
Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry
On Care for Our Common Home
Take & Read
This Strange and Sacred Scripture: Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities, by Matthew Richard Schlimm. The Old Testament is deeply and sometimes distressingly strange to modern Christians (as it was also to many ancient readers).
The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide
When I read the book of Joshua, it is easy for me to miss God's call for genocide.
Poverty & Profit in the American City
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.
Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
I love Genesis for some of the same reasons the church fathers were wary of it.
The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
Reading Exodus together with Isabel Wilkerson reminds me that the biblical story is not told from my point of view.
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.
Balancing political realism with an openness to grace is not easy. But Arendt and Kiess propose just such a balance, so that “politics becomes the art of being born.”
Sexual Purity and American Adolescence
New Perspectives on Christian Purity
A review of Sarah Moslener and Dianna Anderson
Human sexuality is fraught, particularly when mixed with the complexities of culture, religion, patriarchy, and adolescence.
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