Christians didn’t baptize Aldo Leopold’s land ethic after the fact. They got there years before his work.
Imprisonment in this country is long on punishment and shamefully short on rehabilitation.
Free exercise is a basic right and a great asset to the American religious landscape. Yet some of its advocates seem eager to give it a bad name.
Jesus went slowly, purposefully into the eye of the storm. Only through the storm would he find what he was looking for.
One day, a soup-kitchen guest named what was happening: church, a worshiping community distinct from the larger congregation.
Religious satire was once an edgy form of humor celebrated by rebellious teens. Now it’s attracting adults who buy theater tickets.
At this point in Mark, stumbling blocks seem a necessary point for conversation. We are good at placing them in others’ paths, and even better at setting them before ourselves.
This week’s Gospel may be the second Passion prediction, but being told that Jesus will be killed is no easier on the second hearing. Maybe the disciples don’t ask questions because they’re afraid it could be true.
Stewart Goetz’s book is provocative and carefully argued. But I am puzzled as to why the ordinary reader of C. S. Lewis would be worried about the road not taken.
My sixth-grade sex ed teacher held up a worksheet and apologized: “I know this is sort of unromantic.” Books on preaching can leave us similarly cold.
Todd Billings weaves his struggle with a rare form of blood cancer together with probing biblical and theological reflection.
Robert Saler’s two main concerns are theological authorship and how we conceive of the church. The two have an unsettled relationship.