A sociologist might see in football a society's need to control and ritualize violence. The church fathers, however, weren't much for sociologists.
My files are full of stewardship sermons. So it came as a shock when people would say, “We know you don’t like to talk about money.”
Race lies behind the widespread belief that Obama is a Muslim, was born outside the U.S. and is something other than a genuine American.
The newlyweds stood in worship surrounded by examples of the options for how their marriage will end. And 100 percent of marriages do end.
If agriculture survives at all on the Great Plains, it will be very limited. What will take its place? Not many people, that's for sure.
Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.
If Moses is any example, the pastor’s yoke was never light. He wasn’t very far into his 40-year pastorate when he learned that his flock did not feel called to provide him with constant affirmation.
Enough water has passed under the bridge to allow us to take a second look at the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31.
Jeffrey Bishop is both a physician and a philosopher. Here he turns his clinical and analytical gaze on medicine, and his diagnosis is bleak.
Lynne Gerber's interaction with the discourses of evangelical weight loss and sexual reorientation is engaging, surprising and admirably charitable.
In his sparkling new collection of essays, David McGlynn wrestles with some of the same fierce angels that haunt his short stories.
Kitty Ferguson's biography of Stephen Hawking is an important book for anyone interested in who and what we are—and where we're going.
Garry Wills presents Ambrose as a forerunner of Desmond Tutu, who also opposed a government that intruded upon the church's claims.