Our fall books issue's reviews include David Hollinger on Grant Wacker, Amy Frykholm on Miriam Toews, Jill Baumgaertner on Christian Wiman, and more.
Our fall books issue includes scholars' recommendations of the best recently published books in New Testament, global Christianity and American religious history, and practical theology.
What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites.
Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon sparked a lively debate about church, ministry, and identity. How does their book read 25 years later?
The Prodigal Son is often read to mean that God loves sinners, whereas the Jews thought God only loved the righteous. This makes no sense.
In the 19th century, the U.S. adopted a "social peacekeeper" model of policing. Then the Civil War left behind a surplus of firearms.
Yoder defined violence in terms of violating someone's dignity. This sounds ready made as a description of his own abusive behavior.
Growing in prayer is not simply acquiring a set of special spiritual skills. It is growing into Christian humanity.
Drugs are perhaps the ultimate consumer product. They give an instant, intense hit, and they're used up in one go.
Twenty-two states now have legal cannabis markets of some form. Regulations are being made up on the fly, with consequences not yet known.
In response to our request for essays on risk, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
Is there any chance that people will not sin?
For decades, community health clinics existed on the margins of the health-care world. Now they're critical to the system.
Interfaith couples can connect to their traditions and find commonality through symbols, such as a strand of rope that signifies unity and strength.
In a culture of personalized weddings, is a very liturgical ceremony simply the church nerd's niche? Or might it function as a corrective?