He wrote to free the heart from hatred and despair.
Is there a word for nostalgia tinged with trauma?
Land acknowledgments can do a lot of good—if they’re rooted in solid process and relationships.
Jerry Falwell wanted to prepare America for the end of the world. Ted Cruz’s evangelical backers want to take America over.
“How had I not heard these stories and met these people, living 30 years right next to them?” asks Hanan Schlesinger. “How could it be?”
Too many powerful people in public positions today refuse to repudiate the language of threat.
Going through the motions together can move us toward healing.
It’s possible to stop believing, but we can’t live without trust.
The philosopher’s call to attention reminds me I’m making a difference.
We’ve become convinced that speaking is the most important thing we can do.
It’s easy to love what’s beautiful.
Akram al-Waara sits in a refugee camp and makes art—out of tear gas canisters.
I’ve been offering my tangled knots of questions and memories as prayers.
The fantasy of Severance is that we can avoid facing the moral peril of the structures we inhabit.
We can recognize ourselves in the messy people around Jesus.
In a blockbuster movie, this is when our hero would leap from the cross.
Given time, things can grow back.
My church is located in the first municipality in the country with a public reparations fund.
On All Saints’ Day I remember those who tried and failed and tried again.
In witness to a wilting world
Tishani Doshi’s poetic voice dwells between the scriptural and the cultural, between lesson and observation.
Tara Stringfellow’s fictional family brings a real city to life
Like Memphis, Memphis is gritty—filled with danger, tragedy, and humor.
Jonathan Dyck’s queer Mennonite graphic novel
Shelterbelts is a quiet ode to rural life that honors what is good and confronts what is not.
Aurelia Dávila Pratt’s paths to healing
Her powerful debut resonates deeply with my lifelong labor to honor my name and my voice.
The gender identity of God—and Jesus
Amy Peeler offers a great resource for Christians who have struggled to understand God’s call to women.
Why are we so polarized?
An ethicist, a pastor, and two podcasters weigh in.
What Christian nationalism is and what to do about it
Pamela Cooper-White details best practices for difficult conversations that privilege listening, reflexivity, curiosity, and care.
We do not read alone
Brad East offers a rigorous argument for the ecclesial context of scripture.
“When are we?” asks James K. A. Smith
The philosopher diagnoses the temporal tone deafness of Christians, our inability to attend to time.
Is Christian celebrity harmful to the church?
Yes, says Katelyn Beaty, who defines celebrity as “fame’s shinier, slightly obnoxious cousin.”
Women after incarceration
Anthropologist Jorja Leap bears witness to the struggles of women reentering society through programs designed for men.
Epistles of hope for our time
Randal Jelks and Shaka Senghor both write with realism but not fatalism.
A reminder of what’s worth saving
Elizabeth Weinberg’s call to climate action highlights the interconnection of all things.
Labor, land, and racism
Fifty years later, Wendell Berry revisits the themes he introduced in The Hidden Wound.
Where did the baby boomers go wrong?
Bill McKibben recalls his suburban childhood without a hint of nostalgia.