When Jews, Christians, and Muslims gather to celebrate arts and culture, the dividing walls crumble.
"I look on my faith as a liberation."
For a Niebuhrian, the former FBI director doesn't seem to have much self-doubt.
The tension was palpable. Then a white student stood up and said something I've never forgotten.
The birds fly without a designated leader. It takes them about 50 milliseconds to reach consensus.
There's one clear way the world can help the Syrian people. The Trump administration is doing the opposite.
After college, my friends and I chased fulfillment like it was the Holy Grail.
On Damn, the hip-hop artist draws connections between guns, gangs, Wall Street corruption, and the 2016 election. It's a bold indictment of collective sin.
My Western side longs for more activity in this parable, but I'm trying to listen to my Eastern side.
When Jesus names the need for deep social change, people think he's possessed.
The eccentric preacher's ideas hover between God's absolute otherness and God's self-revelation in Christ.
As Roland Boer and Christina Petterson see it, the Gospels contradict the witness of Jesus about slavery and property.
Amy Chua considers why we cling to people who look and act like us.
Does biblical scholarship still matter for the life of faith?
Smith is acutely aware of injustice and violence—and remarkably hopeful about the possibility of reconciliation.
Theology lives in the space between apocalypticism and Christian Platonism.
What does hope look like in the face of racism?
In a globalized world, Michael Ignatieff argues, grand moral values have failed. What's left is virtue.
The movement's plucky proponents have been known for their philosophy more than their preaching. Until now.
In their new novels, Dara Horn and Chloe Benjamin play with themes of mortality and free will.
Robinson's essays are sometimes tedious. Yet they provide glimpses of the capacious faith undergirding her novels.
Depictions of Jesus reveal God—but never adequately.
We asked some of our favorite novelists and poets to tell us about three recent works of fiction that speak to them in a deep way.
In this anthology of poems selected by Wiman, joy comes in modest and unlikely guise.
Apricot Irving writes with love—and hurt—about her father's misplaced desire to be a savior to others.
De La Torre has little use for hope in a God who only seems to show up for Christians, never for their victims.
Gary Dorrien chronicles the influential—but often forgotten—work of Mordecai Johnson, Benjamin Mays, and Howard Thurman.
Nicaraguan church leaders are among those decrying a violent response to protests. And in Honduras, a Jesuit-run radio station has charged the government with becoming a dictatorship.
The seminary's Lake Center for Effective Preaching surveyed homiletics professors and chose from more than 800 nominees.
Congregations that might've closed their doors received an influx of Methodists from West Africa and elsewhere.
Several priests and aid workers have been kidnapped, and earlier this month a priest was murdered. Conflict in several regions has left millions in need.
The pope said he lacked full information about a bishop, but other Chilean bishops said they told him the truth. He summoned them all for a rare emergency meeting.
Lingayat Dharma “started as a revolt and protest against Hindu orthodoxy,” said a leader in the movement advocating status as a minority faith.
Tandean Rustandy, a business graduate of the University of Chicago, is funding scholarship at the Divinity School to broaden how Christianity is taught.
In portraying Christ’s blackness, he upended the assumptions of a field dominated by white theologians and helped spawn other theories of liberation.
Donna L. Barrett is stepping into a top leadership role in the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination.