In response to our request for essays on appetite, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
Again and again, the religious impulse in human beings turns violent. Is there no other side to this grim tale?
ISIS’s primary targets remain Muslims it views as apostate. But a new generation of Christian martyrs is arising as well.
I've never knowingly visited purgatory or fairy land, but I have set foot in a few small places that, once entered, prove to be larger.
Indigenous Australians have long practiced a profound, land-centered spirituality. Only recently have Western Christians begun to acknowledge this.
Fifty Shades of Grey is not a good book. The film is even worse.
Aristotle writes that we would never go to the theater to see terrible things happen to a good man through no fault of his. Yet here we gather, aching for a good man’s sorrows and turning to him to make sense of our own.
John 13 begins with imminent betrayal, suffering, and death. Understandably, we envision the scene with somber images. But I wonder if we overlook Jesus’ joy.
This is a story of disappointed expectations, of what happens when someone you admire refuses to be who you think they should be.
The Jesus that John shows us in this week’s Gospel text is not a religious robot, unemotionally prepared to end it all for the cause. He sees the risks, feels them.
Histories of U.S. Pentecostalism have long focused on two narratives: black and white. Gastón Espinosa looks instead at Latino Pentecostals.
For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.
Reading Amy-Jill Levine's Short Stories by Jesus, I kept wishing she had published it earlier. It would have saved me some mistakes in the pulpit.
George Steiner said that "the translator invades, extracts, and brings home." In this remarkable volume, Everett Fox does all of this.