Debra Rienstra urges Christians to create spaces of transition and new growth wherever we are.
When illness took over my life, I developed a new understanding of the Eucharist.
If we take the doctrine seriously, then we dare not draw the circle of salvation along religious lines. Or any lines at all.
“I have the sense that Mechthild of Magdeburg’s whole life was lived in pursuit of her divine beloved.”
As my father was dying, I saw God’s radiant face more clearly.
And it was enabled by social structures of permission.
What do Reinhold Niebuhr's blind spots tell us about our own?
Four new books that are shaping conversations about ethics
Five new books that address today’s theological challenges
“My mama was womanist. My grandma is womanist. Just because they don’t have the language or the identifier doesn’t make them less womanist.”
And she does it in an unmistakable Caribbean accent that embraces, hugs, kisses, dances, cries, and rumbles out laughter.
Sometimes I picture its author looking down at us and shaking his head.
“Looking east can free us a bit from our anxiety or ecclesiastical culture wars or general air of being panicked and overstretched.”
We don’t need to debate the possibility of a reanimated corpse. We need to reimagine our whole understanding of the material world.
Robert Zaretsky offers a vivid picture of how truth telling made Weil’s life complicated.