Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
The Supreme Court reflects the politics of the moment. And two recent decisions are in line with a shift of the current court toward the right.
Instead of seeking the ability to deport Central American children faster, Obama should treat this situation as the refugee crisis it is.
At a historical art exhibit, I read that the images on display were intended for private devotion. Would it have been subversive of me to pray?
Cuba possesses the conditions often cited to explain Pentecostal growth: rapid social change, economic turmoil, and excluded ethnic groups.
Our age is tremendously excited about the visual. We have less time for words. Yet here is Paul, firm in the conviction that "faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."
Anton Wessels emphasizes points of convergence among the Abrahamic religions, even assimilating their scriptural perspectives into a single story. It's an audacious wager, and not without dangers.
J. M. Coetzee reportedly wanted readers to discover the title of The Childhood of Jesus after reading it. I thought of this often as I read it.
Charles Marsh brings readers closer to Dietrich Bonhoeffer than, at the very least, any prior biographer writing in English.
Bart Ehrman's conclusions aren't novel to anyone familiar with historical scholarship on Christology. But those aren't the readers he has in mind.
I have always watched TV in community. In many ways these communities of shared stories have shaped the stories I tell about my life.