New today: Sarah Morice Brubaker reviews Stanley Hauerwas, Jimmy Carter’s 91 years, Brian Bantum on a book he likes to teach

September 30, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 8; Genesis 20:1-18Galatians 3:23-29

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Remegius (Episcopal calendar),Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Catholic calendar), John AlcockGiammateo Asola

New today from the Century

Fall books. Our fall books issue includes reviews of Fleming Rutledge, Philip Jenkins, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and others.

Sarah Morice Brubaker reviews Stanley Hauerwas's book The Work of Theology. Longtime Hauerwas readers will not be surprised to hear that his new book is maddening—nor that some of the most maddening aspects are also the most rewarding.

When a child leaves, by M. Craig Barnes. We just took our son to college for his first year. It was hard for me, scary/exciting for him, and wounding for his mother.

Jimmy Carter’s 91 years, by Randall Balmer. Carter’s presidency is not generally considered a successful one. But historians have a way of revisiting the past, and now, nearly 35 years since Carter left the White House, they are beginning to appreciate some of his accomplishments.

Is God a metaphor? by David Williams. If God is to be the object of our faith, then God is not a metaphor. When we say "God is a metaphor," we are either missing the point of metaphor, or missing the point of faith.


Brian Bantum on a book he likes to teach

Alan Jacobs on a book he likes to teach

In the news

Reconstructionist rabbinical school first to allow students with non-Jewish partners

A rare Egyptian church mosaic goes on display in Israel


Taxpayers fund Christian-focused Congressional prayer caucus

In the CCblogs network 

God is not an absentee landlord, by Allan Bevere

Faith formation at home: 4 favorite resources, by Laura Kelly Fanucci

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