In the 19th century, the U.S. adopted a "social peacekeeper" model of policing. Then the Civil War left behind a surplus of firearms.
The Century exists because Christians who care deeply about theology, ministry, and the life of congregations are willing to support it.
Behind the Ebola epidemic are issues of basic health care. Combating it involves fairly basic public health measures and education.
It appears that my friend Steve Hayner doesn't have long to live. It is breathtaking to watch him prepare to die as he lived.
"Revival" usually implies a preacher with great oratory skills. Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian stokes something different.
The Philippians would have read "striving side by side for the faith of the gospel" and thought of the phalanx, infantrymen with shields interlocked. An opponent faced a whole formation.
Ezekiel steps right into the middle of a group of people busy at that most ancient of activities, going back to Eden: the blame game.
John Morreall's book is modeled after Peter Abelard's Sic et Non. Morreall wants Christians to ask questions of their beliefs and practices.
What happened to the civil rights movement? David Chappell offers a carefully wrought study of a nation's fitful waking from a beautiful dream.
John McKee Barr constructs a persuasive narrative of Lincoln loathing—by Lost Causers, neo-Confederates, libertarians, and even some liberals.
Juan Cole tells the backstory of the revolutions in North Africa, exploring events in the context of their cultural setting. His conclusions are optimistic yet grounded in realism.
Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.
Every story is a story about time. Boyhood's power is not the perimeters of its story as much as the immersion into it.