BLM is writing a new chapter in the history of black people's struggle for full equality. What are the implications for churches?
Spent all day and deep into the evening Saturday at a wedding, studying the ways and means and manners by which people gently touch each other, and so communicate this and that and the other thing.
In Texas, even pastors are carrying.
For career day at my daughter's school, I brought pictures of some of the things pastors do. The students were mostly interested in the funerals.
The church I dream of goes out onto the field of battle—not to kill and maim on either side's behalf, but to bind up wounds.
Moral concern usually begins when one person makes an effort to become, in some measure, one with the other. Privilege impedes this.
Last month, both the scientifically minded and the scientifically challenged paused to contemplate the far reaches of the cosmos.
At the least-visited museum in Rome, a marble cross caught my attention. It depicts the Madonna and Child and the warm tangle of their intimacy.
The Gulf states do not practice religious freedom in anything like the Western sense. Still, Christianity has secured a surprisingly strong foothold.
This year, the Oscars honored three films that are poignant meditations on a person's agency in falling and staying in love.
To ask a question is to risk an answer. Sometimes we don’t like the answer we receive. In Thomas’s case, though, the real risk is in success.
Luke grounds the resurrection narrative in tangible details: the rock-hewn tomb, the linen cloth, the heavy stone, the fragrant spices. The reader can imagine the place and time. Then things fall off the map.
There are many reasons to deny Jesus, and we all have one.
Slaughtering animals, washing feet—I can smell the rooms in both Exodus and John.
The Enlightenment view of autonomous human subjects is built into the law, so the criminal justice system floats on myths and superstitions.
The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.
Microscopes reveal countless worlds inside the world, from cells to tiny structures within cells diligently performing mysterious tasks.
U.S. immigration policy has long used the imposition of trauma and the dynamics of fear as weapons.