Someone else should have a turn feeling guilty about not reading Finnegans Wake.
Maya Angelou had it right: we can only try to be Christian.
Ford inspired survivors to tell their own stories of sexual violence. It’s up to the rest of us to respond.
“We’re going to do what it takes,” says co-pastor Gloria White-Hammond, “to be our sister’s keeper.”
Christians organized the first relief agencies. Now Sikh, Muslim, and Buddhist groups abound.
The cross is both foundation and anti-foundation, a disturber of worlds.
Sometimes we need a good old-fashioned swig of bracing disillusionment.
By middle-class American standards, the widow's decision is questionable.
Do practices make us better people? Lauren Winner isn't so sure.
An evangelical case for pluralism
Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington’s dialogue is most illuminating when the co-authors disagree.
In his final memoir, Cone’s testimony resounds.
Jeremiah Webster charts a via negativa in verse.
Gabriel Said Reynolds puts the two sacred texts into respectful, honest conversation.
Barbara Kingsolver shows that without truth, foundations crumble.
Faith’s core and its manifestations across cultures
Reading books is a virtuous act.
Pastoral, prophetic, and political
An ever-renewing narrative of community formed by difference
10 writers respond.
We need faith, Wiman suggests, because poetry isn't enough.
James Crews's poetry is at once ecstatic, skeptical, and hopeful.
Hurston's singular ear for the beauty of speech and memory brings Cudjo Lewis's story to life.
Can we read scripture critically and theologically at the same time?
Is abortion only the lesser of evils, or can it be a moral good?
Funding liturgical translations also helps preserve indigenous languages at risk of being lost.
It was the first time diplomats from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea joined such an event.
Critics called on the bishops to allow outside investigators full access to church sexual abuse records and support changes to statutes of limitations.
The church in Ukraine has been tied to the Moscow Patriarchate for hundreds of years, although many Ukrainian parishes have split off over the past two decades.
Israel is home to approximately 144,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent, the majority of whom immigrated to Israel in the 1980s and 1990s.
The development comes nearly seven decades after the Holy See and Beijing severed official relations.
Anna Shammas and Rami Ziadeh are founders and pastors of an Arabic-speaking United Methodist congregation that reaches out to other migrants—and to the German-speakers in the church.
O’Day was known for her integrity in biblical interpretation.