In response to our request for essays on lies, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
I didn't start my day thinking about gang killings. But then a man showed up and asked about a funeral for his nephew—on Palm Sunday.
It landed on my patio in early November, a pointy-ended battleship that was more mineral than vegetable. It stayed there as the days got shorter.
Randomness is distinct from the Greek concept of chance. Conflating the two imports to science the sense that random events are gratuitous.
Many reforms are needed to make college affordable. The main one, however, is cheaper tuition—which requires greater public investment.
We church leaders need to stop fretting about our future and immerse ourselves in the baptismal waters that proclaim perfect love.
Sustainability is certainly a goal for most church plants. But have denominations set up a model that is sustainable for pastors?
Rectify is unlike any series I've watched. Its slow burn reveals the viewer as well as the characters in the story.
In December, we lost the last hen in our household flock after a possum attack. Since then, I have heard Jesus’ avian simile in Luke 13:34 differently.
As Luke tells the story, even though Jesus doesn’t turn stones to bread, he feeds those who hunger. And even though he says no when Satan offers him political power, a vision of God’s all-encompassing reign of shalom is at the heart of Jesus’ ministry.
How on earth do we balance the quietness of our hearts with a public call to repentance?
Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?
Dante speaks to the uncertainties of every generation, to those who have awakened lost in an impenetrable darkness.
How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?
Why have American Christians so readily baptized the idea of free-market capitalism? Kevin Kruse illuminates the long, tangled history.