Maya Angelou had it right: we can only try to be Christian.
Life of Faith
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Someone else should have a turn feeling guilty about not reading Finnegans Wake.
Reading books is a virtuous act.
Christians organized the first relief agencies. Now Sikh, Muslim, and Buddhist groups abound.
An ever-renewing narrative of community formed by difference
We need faith, Wiman suggests, because poetry isn't enough.
James Crews's poetry is at once ecstatic, skeptical, and hopeful.
By middle-class American standards, the widow's decision is questionable.
10 writers respond.
Why does the crowd demand that Bartimaeus be silent?
What does it mean to own something, like a winter coat?