We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “promise.”
“We’ve lost the capacity to talk about the universality of brokenness—and belovedness.”
My favorite is a 100-year-old male cottonwood. I call him Grandfather.
Bone-deep generosity has nothing to do with means and everything to do with desire.
A new funding law gives the Trump administration trust it hasn’t earned.
Years before Kandinsky, a Swedish woman created magnificent abstract paintings.
The creation of a new body echoes old hostilities.
We preach the gospel of peace and justice. Are there divides between our words and actions?
Jesus is the thief, and the powers of this world own the house in which we’re waiting.
Patrick deWitt is far too smart a writer to offer a sentimental narrative of redemption.
Daniel Hawk avoids easy responses to violence in the Bible—but then enters some troubling territory.
Confined by illness, the feminist literary scholar dove into the complete works of V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux.
Our language isn’t neutral. It has history embedded within it.
His narrative includes heroes and villains on both sides of the political divide.
Conflict in northern Nigeria has often pitted the Muslim majority against the Christian minority. Some neighbors are working to change that.
A local voter complained about the church’s Black Lives Matter banners and the church was removed as a county polling place.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is launching a campaign to offer aid to immigrant children held in detention centers at the border.
The road, which was at ground level 2,000 years ago, is now under the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem.
The vote expelling the 145-year-old First Covenant Church Minneapolis was the first time the Evangelical Covenant members have removed a congregation from the denomination.
The denomination helped launch the environmental justice movement in the 1980s and more recently was an early leader in divesting from fossil fuels.
People living in sanctuary to escape deportation have received fines of up to half a million dollars.
Ogden engaged “the credibility of the Christian witness,” he wrote in the Century’s How My Mind Has Changed series. “Christian faith itself claims to be credible in terms of common human experience.”
Succeeding Demetrios Trakatellis, he is the first new US Greek Orthodox leader in two decades.