I preached a word of judgment. The stranger in the back row heard grace.
Life of Faith
Searching for the Mary statue from her childhood, Sonja Livingston found much more.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “Lapse.”
Genealogies suggest a beautiful inevitability even amid political impossibility.
This time of year, our inner landscapes can seem as bleak as the outer ones.
The Bible gives no sense that the family is an end in itself.
Marilynne Robinson calls it “a form of reverence.”
It’s hard to quit the college admissions game.
Scott Samuelson considers seven responses to the age-old mystery.
Churches that support the movement should confront the gap between its vision and its accomplishments.
A seasonal practice: cultivate the patient gaze to describe life as we find it.
Since my son’s accident, everything I understand about hope has changed.
A sneak peek at the CC staff’s Christmas gift list
Steven Weisman looks at the development of the Reform movement. Jack Wertheimer focuses on the present and future.
Others have given up on them, but not God.