What is a church’s money for?

As a pastor, I am both grateful for our congregation’s healthy endowment and distressed by it. I don’t think I’m alone.

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What is a church’s money for?

As a pastor, I am both grateful for our congregation’s healthy endowment and distressed by it. I don’t think I’m alone.

The shared root of antisemitism and White supremacy

Historian Magda Teter identifies an endemic rot at the center of Christianity.

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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Empathy for the demagogue

On July 13, Trump’s human vulnerability was palpable. The threat he poses to democracy remained as real as ever.

What is a church’s money for?

As a pastor, I am both grateful for our congregation’s healthy endowment and distressed by it. I don’t think I’m alone.

The shared root of antisemitism and White supremacy

Historian Magda Teter identifies an endemic rot at the center of Christianity.

Politics

Empathy for the demagogue

On July 13, Trump’s human vulnerability was palpable. The threat he poses to democracy remained as real as ever.

The shared root of antisemitism and White supremacy

Historian Magda Teter identifies an endemic rot at the center of Christianity.

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.