Small deceptions work like a narcotic, making us feel nicely respectable. Especially in church.
From the Publisher
Peter W. Marty reflects on signs of grace and explores Christian witness
Instead of glorifying the past, what if we treated the present as precious?
He was exonerated—but the state refused to pay him for his 30 years on death row.
What to do with that stack of old Bibles (or that stack of old issues of the Century)?
A missed flight, a cheap motel, and a mushy apple
As I drive past boarded-up churches, I am more convinced than ever that many congregations could afford to revisit their neighbor ethic.
In America, we cherish the inalienable right to have things our way.
The cross is anything but a success story. Failure and disappointment are at the heart of Christianity.
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.
My friend the public defense attorney doesn't teach her clients to evade error. She helps them acknowledge it—and stop pretending.