The rapture and beyond
Daniel Hummel shows how deeply dispensationalism has shaped American religion.
Mercy Amba Oduyoye and her Circle
The Ghanaian theologian has long insisted that the experiences of African women are the experiences of the church.
Take & Read: Theology
New books addressing theological challenges
How we care for dead bodies—or don’t
Cody Sanders and Mikeal Parsons yearn for a better theology around death, dying, and the body.
Julian the theologian
We ignored her for hundreds of years. Then we reduced her to a slogan.
Take & Read: Ethics
New books shaping conversations on ethics
The Word became relationship
Christianity is, finally, a story in which communication prevails over violence.
The novelist and the theologian
I’m trying to live as Haruki Murakami writes: with questions but not an end in mind.
Jesus’ resurrected gut biome
In John’s Gospel we meet a body of flesh and blood. And microbes.
A famous Passion play’s evolution
In Oberammergau, the keepers of a centuries-old tradition have made big changes—including efforts to expunge antisemitic material.
Restorative justice with Anselm
The satisfaction theory of atonement offers my incarcerated students something the substitution theory does not: a way to make amends and be restored.
April 7, Good Friday (John 18:1-19:42)
Evil uses people’s anxieties, fears, and prejudices to twist good intentions into cruel deeds.
Back to basics with a Dutch Nazi resistor
K. H. Miskotte wrote a Karl Barth for Dummies in 1941. It offers a bracing challenge today.
April 2, Palm Sunday A (Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11)
In the Palm Sunday narrative, all the signs are there: something big is about to happen.
April 2, Passion Sunday A (Matthew 26:14-27:66)
The Passion reveals the many gods of my own making.
Kwame Bediako’s Christianity without domination
The Ghanaian theologian offered new methodological approaches in the wake of imperialism.