"If I walk into the room of a patient dying in faith, hope, and love, I feel I need to take my shoes off. It is that holy."
In 1991, 15 percent of La Crosse residents had an advance care plan. Local health-care leaders set a goal: increase this to 50 percent.
In the privacy of the pastor's study, the gap between what the church says and the way people live becomes increasingly clear.
In the U.S., assisted suicide has mostly been a hard sell. But there are some clear steps to take to improve end-of-life care.
There is a black lab—a student's guide dog—lying on the floor during chapel. As I preach, I wonder what the dog is thinking.
Many of us stand like grunting toddlers, longing for something but lacking the words. As the Spirit moves, our yearnings begin to wear syllables.
Gillian Flynn has been accused of hating women. I disagree: Flynn pushes the truth of what can happen to women in a world that diminishes them.
God has put "all things under his feet." Shouldn't we be worried about such a portrayal of absolute power?
Are our days of destruction the "day of the Lord"?
The old stereotype is that evangelicals are unable or unwilling to talk about sex. Lately, the reality is the opposite.
As two new biographies and a massive collection of poems show, Denise Levertov's distinctive work and life remain relevant and rewarding.
Income disparity is likely to keep getting worse, eventually undermining the viability of democratic capitalism. This stark message has made Thomas Piketty's book the object of much scrutiny.
Bruce Dancis is keenly intelligent, soft-spoken, and possessed of a quiet dignity. So is his new memoir of his time as a draft resister.
Academics may find no theological breakthrough in Brian McLaren's latest book, but the ones who care about church life may still do a double take.
Grantland Rice compared the Notre Dame backfield to the four horsemen. Marcia Mount Shoop realigns football with apocalyptic thought—and makes a theological critique of the sport's systemic dysfunction.