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Peter W. Marty reflects on signs of grace and explores Christian witness

As I drive past boarded-up churches, I am more convinced than ever that many congregations could afford to revisit their neighbor ethic.
August 26, 2016
Those of us who sought to change the congregation's communion practice met with indifference. So late one Saturday I took matters into my own hands.
July 13, 2016
My friend the public defense attorney doesn't teach her clients to evade error. She helps them acknowledge it—and stop pretending.
June 30, 2016
An eccentric existence is one where God forms the center of life, becoming the axle of our self-understanding.
May 25, 2016
After sharing laudatory remarks about Nai-Wang Kwok, the YDS dean invited him to respond. I have thought a lot about the three sentences Kwok said before he sat down again.
May 12, 2016
The traveler eats whatever food is placed before her; she aims to learn as much of the language as possible. A tourist sacrifices less.
April 20, 2016
I keep a 36-inch utility shovel in my church office. I use it to dig the graves that hold the cremains of our congregation's saints.
March 31, 2016
A poor person looking up at my residence could mistake it for one of the barns belonging to the rich man Jesus talked about—the one who didn't know his soul was buried beneath all that corn and sorghum.
March 16, 2016
Moral concern usually begins when one person makes an effort to become, in some measure, one with the other. Privilege impedes this.
March 11, 2016
Like Adam, we may end up treating God as if God were at the periphery. But where there is no center—or where we become the center—the circumference of life disappears.
February 22, 2016