Much of what Christianity has long been saying about the cross of Christ is problematic. So what is to be done about it?
A fast-growing number of people do not have a religious first language. And many churches don't seem eager to connect with them.
Those who heard the disciples preach on Pentecost comprehended the message in their own language. But that was only the beginning.
In John's prologue, the Word speaks our language while also summoning to a new creation. The incarnate Word is the God of creative address.
Learning a language requires us to focus our attention on something outside ourselves. It's a lot like learning to pray.
My Italian is rusty. When I go to church in Rome and try to follow along, I'm reminded of Woolf's "incessant shower of innumerable atoms."
The best outcome of the tensions in Ukraine would allow the country to develop its unique role as a bridge between languages and cultures.
Earlier this year, the Century published a piece by an environmental scientist on just how radical the current shift in CO2 levels are—from the perspective of 50 million years. As I was working with that scientist, Lee Vierling, on the piece, we struggled to find a language that he and I and readers of the Century could share. He wanted something that was fluid and scientifically absolutely accurate. He also wanted to be certain that he was not using scare tactics.