In the World

Church door from inside

Steve Thorngate on public life and culture

A good point from James Fearon: A while back, Jon Hunstman talked to David Weigel about his serious love for Captain Beefheart, a recording artist about five clicks too polarizingly odd for most presidential candidates (of either party) to admit to ever having even heard.
November 9, 2011

Pages

In the magazine

Why and how I bless my children

Death-penalty abolition and life without parole

Review of Steven Brill's Obamacare book

Baptism and place

What I want to get/give for Christmas

Liturgy nerds and their weddings

What's funny on TV

Alternatives to the common lectionary

Should churches alter copyrighted worship texts?

Welcome to the middle class, population everyone.

It's not about the role of government.

Whither the Century's Amazon links?

Church music after the worship wars

A nontraditional church introduces member rolls

Pay your taxes; get a receipt.

The Democrats' proxy debate about abortion

Music reviews