Maya Angelou says that we develop courage by doing small things. "You wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself."
J. Edgar Hoover's influence was even farther reaching than we know.
Luther said we can judge a tree by its fruit. He never said doing so would be easy.
Amy Chua considers why we cling to people who look and act like us.
A new book of essays shows that evangelicals aren't all the same culturally or politically. So what's holding them together?
E. J. Dionne, Norman Ornstein, and Thomas Mann see this presidency as a distortion of the country's character. But what if it's the opposite?
This is our Pentecost moment, to move out into the streets, proclaiming the Spirit's presence among all people.
The authoritarian nationalism of the 20th century never quite died. And Americans now aren't wiser than Europeans then.
Bonhoeffer is speaking to his social context, which is shaped by Nazi propaganda. But what he interrogates in Of Folly parallels our current discourse labeled as post-truth or alternative facts.