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 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.

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.

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The shared root of antisemitism and White supremacy

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

July 28, Ordinary 17B (2 Samuel 11:1–15)

It’s almost as if power and prestige somehow facilitate abusive patterns and protect perpetrators!

Doing things for God? (2 Samuel 7:1-14a)

David and Nathan both get it wrong, and so do we.

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.

Politics

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.

Self-evident truths?

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