In the Bible, freedom is always more than a simple choice or the absence of coercion.
From the Editor/Publisher
Peter W. Marty reflects on signs of grace and explores Christian witness
Even the most mechanical routines can transform our inner lives.
My friend Angie’s life is crippled by compulsive acts of decontamination.
Our identities—gender and otherwise—are shaped by community and God.
Hate isn’t new, but it does appear to be thriving.
She gave birth to a son in the back of a squad car.
Does being a good citizen require keeping up with current events?
Practice the beatitudes. Speak truth to power. Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Small deceptions work like a narcotic, making us feel nicely respectable. Especially in church.
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.