In 2008, both enthusiasts and enemies of a new New Deal misjudged Obama. They also misjudged the circumstances he faced.
It is difficult for Jews to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's also difficult for Christians to talk about it with Jews.
Many aspects of governing exist outside the president's control, via rhetoric or anything else.
Why, the customs officer wanted to know, was I traveling to Canada just to preach? It was a question to ponder.
Prayer is not something we do first and foremost on our own. We pray with other Christians.
Sociologist Claude Fischer is unhappy with historians' failure to provide a grand narrative of American history.
Katherine Clay Bassard's book on the use of scripture by African-American women writers begins with Balaam's ass and the Song of Songs. One is compelled to keep reading.
Horse trainer Buck Brannaman is the sweet-souled star of Buck. Cindy Meehl's documentary begins as the portrait of a remarkable professional and turns unexpectedly into a Dickensian tale about the consequences of a turbulent childhood.
The latest of the Marvel comic book movies is smooth sailing from start to finish.