Life of Faith

An adult baptism in Benin

This summer I reread Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison in Fortress Press's extra­ordinary new edition of his collected works. Letters and Papers remains almost endlessly suggestive and stimulating theologically. But in this reading I noticed how often the imprisoned Luth­eran pastor mentioned tobacco.
September 13, 2010

It seems there is no time simply to weep over the wrong of the world. The public’s instinct that we have a share in victims’ suffering doesn’t find a fit way to grieve just for them.
September 13, 2010

A review of What Was Lost

United Methodist pastor Elise Erik­son Barrett writes for women who have experienced miscarriage, pastors who help couples grapple with it and anyone who has helped a friend, spouse or relative grieve.
September 12, 2010

Pain is so attention-getting that it can put you on a planet all by yourself, where your face is the only face you see above the number that best describes your hurt.
September 8, 2010

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