“It’s not that Southerners don’t get racial issues. We just don’t get them right.”
A little-known O’Connor story explores the human cost of self-deception.
The story of James Thompson and David Simpson is one of many that cry out for an acknowledgment of wrongs done.
HR 40 is about more than money. It’s about grappling with history.
She came to our events on dementia and faith. She believed we could do better.
Personal conversion is part of social change, but we can’t end our stories there.
Poor Philip just needs a little more from God. I know how he feels.
Jesus wants us all around the table. That can be really, really hard.
It can be excruciating to long for something just out of reach.
Ethan Shagan chronicles the expansion of these concepts since the Middle Ages.
We need to stop playing to win, says Bill McKibben, and start playing to keep the game going.
Our era’s poet theologian begins by retranslating Paul: “the remaining time is contracted” (1 Cor. 7:29).
Can we cross them? Is it worth it?
For Sofia Starnes, poetry is the language of faith.
Sarah Blake’s surrealist novel about Naamah—Noah’s wife—is mesmerizing.
10 writers respond.
Paula Fredriksen challenges popular assumptions about the first generation of Christians.
Theology is story, and Jones is a rousing storyteller.
Claire Adam’s debut novel is animated by a complicated landscape of family.
To speak words of grace, we must first name the powers and principalities that hold us captive.
Cottom interrogates her own story loudly enough for others to hear themselves in it.
Two new books offer an education—with grace and humor.
Climate catastrophe, economic inequality, and the way we treat our dead
Helping people think differently in changing times
Stephen Faller’s series of wise reflections on being alive
A cancer memoir about a life sustained by improbable events
In the Anthropocene era, do ethics matter?
His son Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said moving the materials “is part of our continuing consolidation in Billy Graham’s hometown.”
Before the start of Syria’s crisis in 2011, Christians made up 10–12 percent of the country’s 18 million people.
The data on the decline in church membership shares “almost exactly the same pattern of ups and downs” as engagement in secular civil society, said political scientist Robert Putnam.
In a separate ruling, the Judicial Council upheld an exit plan that allows churches to leave the denomination with their property.
Members of Sudan’s Christian minority have taken a prominent role in the demonstrations that began in December.
“We are all created equal,” said the pastor of the Presbyterian church where the 19-year-old shooter is a member.
“What was attacked was Sri Lanka’s strained but still living tradition of inter-religious and inter-ethnic cooperation and friendship,” wrote one NGO leader.
Analogous to the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the award honors Tebbe’s leadership at Forman Christian College in Lahore.
Sartain, who is in poor health, had requested a coadjutor archbishop serving alongside him in a transition period. Pope Francis chose Etienne.