Some Americans see themselves as isolated individuals struggling in a forbidding environment. Institutions do things to them, not for or with them.
Like millions of others, I was a devoted Dave Brubeck fan—ever since I first heard his music in the 1950s.
Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life.
The early history of Alcoholics Anonymous has always fascinated me, so I was eager to see the much heralded new documentary Bill W.
U.S. religious communities' responses to the Vietnam War have been amply documented. What about the religious battles within Vietnam itself?
When Peter Jackson plays up the theme of home, it's a loving riff on Tolkien. But why must he make war the driving engine of the The Hobbit?
What Jesus knew
Gerhard Lohfink clearly loves Jesus, and his book demands readers who share that love.
Blame it on Luther
How has Western society become so fractious, polarized and secular? Why are we powerless to curb consumerism? Brad Gregory blames the Reformation.
From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart, by Chris Haw
My first thought upon learning that Chris Haw had written a memoir about his journey to Catholicism was, Oh no—not another one.
Moral Minority, by David R. Swartz
David Swartz recovers the story of the unlikely coalition forged by progressive evangelicals in the 1960s and 1970s.