"It is better to marry than to burn," says Paul. This strange, embarrassing passage may offer some ground for fresh discernment.
I have carried the burden of knowing that our church contributed to a man's death when we refused him the open acceptance, love, and support that he needed.
Almost a third of Protestant pastors think domestic violence is not a problem in their congregations. They're wrong.
I can see my dad's manuscript: the title centered in caps, the body double-spaced and marked up by hand. But I can't remember the words.
In January, Pope Francis will visit the Philippines. By 2050, there could be 100 million Catholics there.
Christopher Foyle has a deep sense of right and wrong. Foyle's War offers both moral clarity and moral complexity.
I understand the story better now than when I was I kid, but I still have the feeling that the foolish virgins were framed.
Not all endings are bad.
I gobble books by musicians. Bruce Cockburn's memoir has more virtues than most.
The road to Heller
Michael Waldman traces the Second Amendment's life, from militias to the NRA to the newfound right to have handguns at home.
Sex and the Spirit, by Verlee A. Copeland and Dale B. Rosenberger
The mainline has struggled to express an ethics or spirituality of sexuality. Verlee Copeland and Dale Rosenberger seek to fill that gap.
Paul and the Faithfulness of God, by N. T. Wright
N.T. Wright aims to show how Paul's story of the crucified and risen Messiah is at the same time the story of Israel rescued from extended exile.
American Protestants and the Debate over the Vietnam War, by George Bogaski
Through analysis of denominational statements about what is arguably the most debated military conflict in recent U.S. history, George Bogaski produces an illuminating, if also unvarnished, story.
Dancing on the Head of a Pen, by Robert Benson
Robert Benson is a guide for people who don't know how to get from a blank page to a pile of pages called a book.