History of religion meets ethnography in this complex, intriguing account of Catholic devotional practices. Orsi, who teaches at Northwestern University, operates on several levels at once.
Brittany Maynard's story is compelling—but not typical. Basing policy on cases like hers can be dangerous to the people the policy affects.
As a review committee member, I assured foreign delegations that the Dutch model was a good one. That conclusion has become harder to support.
Katharine Bushnell was a reforming whirlwind who left the mission field to campaign for temperance and against the sex trade.
Do we ask for miracles? Do we pray, if only to cover our bases, that God would give special guidance to doctors? And what would happen if we didn't pray?
The biological concept of convergence lends credence to a Christian view of providence—and fits with a scriptural account of a story-shaped world.
KonMari approaches clutter by asking just one question: "Does this item spark joy?" But this isn't always a simple question.
Moral concern usually begins when one person makes an effort to become, in some measure, one with the other. Privilege impedes this.