We asked readers to write on the theme "feast." Here are the most compelling entries.
"A commemoration, not a celebration." What does this mean?
Our two ministers associations merged. Our differences don't stop us from working together.
Public-health approaches to addiction share a compelling goal: to avoid making things worse.
Concealed weapons don't make us safer; communities do.
“Even Lucifer might well have a change of heart,” said the fifth grader. “Isn’t that right, Father?”
A missed flight, a cheap motel, and a mushy apple
It's not new for politicians to talk a lot about American jobs. But their nationalistic fervor is troubling.
When my wife saw the concert tickets, she wept.
There's a budget shortfall. What's the congregation going to do?
The Musée de l'Homme has a new look. It asks timeless questions.
I'm more than a bit smitten with the image of rekindling the gift of God within us.
Luke's story of the rich man and Lazarus is full of vivid details. Which makes you cringe the most?
Decent folks next door
Does democracy create good neighbors? Or is it the other way around?
The homophile church
Protestants were deeply involved in the gay rights movement—even before the Stonewall Riots.
Does humility require doubt?
Mark Stenberg takes aim at Christian certainty. I'm not certain that's our problem.
When family values belonged to all of us
The "traditional family" used to provide stability and comfort. Was it all an illusion?