We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “Eye.”
Alvaro Enciso plants crosses where migrants have died, to keep them from disappearing into oblivion.
Its relationship to abortion, however, is complicated.
Buechner never stopped searching his own life for clues to the presence of God.
Caucusing is easy. Church is hard.
Fleeing Ukraine and resettling elsewhere has been difficult—especially for African nationals.
Evolving Faith’s Sarah Bessey and Jeff Chu believe that a person’s deconstruction can’t just be for them.
Our spiritual lives would grow if we could step beyond the false notion that God arranges our circumstances.
Most people won’t commit acts of violence. But anyone could.
What if God longs for freedom as passionately as I do?
I cannot begin to imagine anything queerer than the doctrine of the Trinity.
Climate change will have religious consequences, especially in the Global South.
Why would we refuse that help?
When seismic shifts unseat us, it’s the ordinary that puts us back together again.
The ELCA is about to gather for a national assembly. There are friends trying to dig through the roof to open a way for those who have been left out.
Fire of Love is an unusual science documentary.
You want to see and be seen by Jesus? Sinner, get ready!
In Joel I encounter the God who has counted what I’ve lost and promised to pay it back.
Luke says this story is about prayer. But the widow keeps asking for justice.
It’s not that Babylon was backward. But it wasn’t home.
These days it seems there are more and more opportunities for collective lament.
For Sachs, flight is multivalent: her flight from the Nazis, any refugee’s flight from oppression, God’s flight from God.
Tom Fate’s essays present an ethically complicated journey of discovery.
Charles Marsh writes beautifully about the anxiety instilled by his childhood faith—and the therapy it took to overcome it.
Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter are grounded and experienced guides.
Josephus was tight with the emperor. Guy MacLean Rogers trusts his account anyway.
Brooke Petersen gathers the stories of eight queer Christians who left churches—and found new ones.
Technology can’t give us what we really want, says Andy Crouch.
Theologian Alison Benders takes an online pilgrimage through our country’s racial history.
from Epistles to Eve