"Everybody thinks the church stopped supporting science with Galileo. That's a myth tied up in the politics of the 19th century."
Modern cosmology indicates that the universe cannot have been created without any constraints. So where do we find the elusive nihilo?
It would be dishonest to attempt to squeeze nonreligious scientists into the mold of conventional belief. Nevertheless, they do end up confronting profoundly theological questions.
One practical lesson of the Pew report is the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.
In To the Lighthouse, two people who don't get along find themselves looking at a bowl of fruit. "Looking together," writes Woolf, "united them."
European churches are currently engaged in an architectural culture war. This is startling given how weak the churches themselves have become.
Scandal and New Girl are not ordinarily “about” race. But as national conversations on police violence intensify, they’ve stepped into the discussion.
Like the stories that come before it, the storm at sea is a parable of reversal.
I have come to realize how mysterious a thing a seed is.
The essays in this volume provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to Max Stackhouse's thought, and they raise provocative questions about how we are constructing public theology today.
Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.
As Lawrence Wright nicely chronicles, Jimmy Carter faced a daunting task at Camp David in 1978. Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar el-Sadat each had much at stake.