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The intersection of race and sexuality is the ur-story of American culture.
Lyndal Roper's biography is a masterpiece of nuance and balance.
Marie Howe’s poems present Magdalene in many forms, contemporary and ancient.
The next Reformation is about interpretation, but not of a book.
Diane Reynolds’s book would be worth its price for its insistence on noticing the women at every turn in Bonhoeffer’s life.
Sex is complicated. So is Christian reflection on it.
Once gay men were identified in public as the primary victims of and imagined cause of the disease, it became a moral crisis rather than a medical one.
Confessions is not primarily about Augustine at all; it is about God’s activity in the particularity of Augustine’s life.
Human sexuality is fraught, particularly when mixed with the complexities of culture, religion, patriarchy, and adolescence.
Historically, black people and those deemed “homosexual” have been marginalized and silenced on many faith-based campuses. My Then & Now post from December notes the increasing acceptance of black Christians at Christian schools. However, such acceptance has not been extended to LGBTQ Christians. W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk intertwines “the problem of the twentieth century” color line with LGBTQ resistance in the 21st century.
This year, the Oscars honored three films that are poignant meditations on a person's agency in falling and staying in love.
On Masters of Sex, the wired-up naked bodies are not nearly as titillating as the melodramas that unfold when the characters are fully clothed.