Drones expose the deficiencies of seeing war as a matter of annihilation. The rules of just war are more crucial than ever.
Divorce is a time when we most need our brothers and sisters in faith. Yet churches and clergy often ignore divorcing people.
"We are the 99 percent" was a brilliant rallying cry. But those five words were Occupy's essential contribution, and they came at the start.
For some churches in North Dakota, the oil boom is a threat. For others it's an opportunity to relate to new neighbors.
"We aren't the first people to experience God as the slice and the stitches at the exact same time. The paradox is ancient. Jesus embodied it."
We youth ministers have often tried to make our ministries cool enough to compete. But every teen knows that the church is not cool.
Many churchgoers greet the announcement of a new hymnal with a single puzzled, even outraged question: Why?
In preparing the new PCUSA hymnal, our committee may have made some wrong decisions. But they weren't careless or cavalier ones.
Our spring books issue's reviews include Stanley Hauerwas on David Gushee, Shirley Hershey Showalter on Sonia Sotomayor, Ralph Wood on Rowan Williams and more.
I switched to a digital Bible for ease and versatility. But I gave something up: a sense of the sweeping history of God's engagement with God's people.
Might Christian nostalgia—wrapped in a cape dress and sealed with a kiss—have an interest in the future as well as the past?
What reading do ministers rely on for inspiration or help in preaching—apart from commentaries or other materials directly related to the task?
When you buy a used book, it's like joining a conversation in progress—a conversation that may outlast you.
"Letter from Birmingham Jail" at 50