This time of year, our inner landscapes can seem as bleak as the outer ones.
Life of Faith
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.
Steven Weisman looks at the development of the Reform movement. Jack Wertheimer focuses on the present and future.
A sneak peek at the CC staff’s Christmas gift list
Others have given up on them, but not God.
In his response to John, Jesus speaks of hope in the present tense.
On World Communion Day, I sat in the balcony. The view was stunning.
We’re religious about lots of things, says David Zahl. Just not God.
In the stitched-together story of Advent, we wrestle with each other’s certainties.