The great man theory is poison for the church

The problem isn’t just that it exists. It’s that so many ministers fall for it.

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The great man theory is poison for the church

The problem isn’t just that it exists. It’s that so many ministers fall for it.

Deep insights for Christians—from Leviticus

Gary Anderson thinks that the answer to what ails contemporary Christian theology lies tucked away in the Torah’s tabernacle narrative.

My childhood congregation was a progressive Christian dream come true

So why don’t more of the people who grew up there practice Christianity as adults?

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How roads hurt animals

Ben Goldfarb’s book on road ecology has expanded my understanding of what makes a livable city—and world.

A church politics of nondomination

Liberal Anglicans and Methodists often face a tension between LGBTQ inclusion and anti-colonialism. But we don’t have to choose.

Self-evident truths?

What may have been obvious to Thomas Jefferson was probably not obvious to those he enslaved.

Jerry Falwell’s toxic legacy

Keri Ladner digs into the Moral Majority founder’s archives to show how his fantastical interpretations of world politics seeded the ground for QAnon.