Cultivating character is the lifelong work of evaluating and choosing between various virtues. It's difficult, and it’s our calling.
When I told my parents about the altar call, my mother patiently explained that for some of us conversion is an ongoing process.
As two new biographies and a massive collection of poems show, Denise Levertov's distinctive work and life remain relevant and rewarding.
Ordinarily I don't like to write about Fred Phelps and his family. When a group's main goal is to say hateful things and draw attention to itself, I don't want to help out with that project in any small way. But Megan Phelps-Roper, Phelps's granddaughter, is another story.
My first thought upon learning that Chris Haw had written a memoir about his journey to Catholicism was, Oh no—not another one.
I've always been drawn to people like Larry. Whether they realize it or not, they are searching for a mainline church that makes sense in their brains and a difference in their lives.
Proclaiming good news ought to in some way lead to a response. Otherwise it can be an exercise in cheap grace.