No one has done more than N.T. Wright to make the broad sweep of the scriptural narrative speak vividly to laypeople--while challenging the academy by pressing profound motifs as far as they can go.
As we talked about the story, and as the excitement of the congregation grew more and more palpable, I imagined children playing in heaps of seeds, tossing them into the air.
Sacramental time means that past, present and future can coincide. People from different historical eras can participate or share in the same event.
Marilynne Robinson's first nonfiction volume since The Death of Adam is demanding and elegant. Readers expecting a defense of theism against the new atheist fundamentalism, however, will be disappointed.