New today: Scientists and the local church, Dennis O'Brien reviews Emily Wilson, the rise of smiling preacher Joel Osteen
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Scientists welcome, by David J. Wood. The geophysicist's talk had none of the triumphalism of efforts to prove God exists. It was the testimony of experience—and it was unequivocal doxology.
Dennis O'Brien reviews Emily Wilson's book The Greatest Empire. Wilson offers a carefully balanced narrative of Seneca's life that is derived, as it must be, from partial and often contradictory sources.
The rise of smiling preacher Joel Osteen, by Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Lakewood Church’s hecklers this summer prompt historical reflection about summer 2005 when Joel and his congregation moved into Houston’s Compaq Center.
Human being, by Diane Roth. A long time ago I lived in Japan. Although I worked very hard to know and to be known, to learn Japanese, in some ways, I would always be a stranger.
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