Those of us in violence-plagued neighborhoods look forward to winter's reprieve. Our teenagers understand Advent waiting all too well.
A sociologist might see in football a society's need to control and ritualize violence. The church fathers, however, weren't much for sociologists.
The Peaceable Kingdom pricks my conscience every time I see it because of the enormous gap between its vision and the world's reality.
America's problem with guns is multigenerational and multilayered. It has to do with our origin myths, myths grounded in redemptive violence.
Why did I spend three and a half days of my life watching all 87 episodes of a soapy spy serial? For Jesus, of course. Also because it's a provocative and relevant series.