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The Pandemic Faith-and-Hope Workout

“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” That is what Dame Julian of Norwich (1342—1416) heard Jesus tell her in a vision and the message has comforted many ever since. … read more »

Celebrating Women’s Month

I was at the final Why Christian conference last spring when Rachel Held Evans gave one of her last public talks, which was on the importance of women in the Christian faith. (I had recently started working with Rachel on … read more »

Paul and Me

Paul got under my skin early on. I read Philemon—short and simple—at the age of four. When, ten years later, I had to choose a special study topic in a school class, I opted for “The Journeys of Paul,” though … read more »

Fasting for Body and Soul

Every world religion includes fasting as a spiritual practice. Buddhists fast. Hindus fast. Jews fast. Muslims fast. Mormons fast. And for most of the last two thousand years, Christians fasted—a lot. Traditionally, every Wednesday and Friday were Christian fast days. … read more »

God and the Keto Diet: What If the Monks Were Right?

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19, NRSV) Actually, no, I did not know that. For … read more »

The Gift of Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

At HarperOne, we have the privilege of publishing more than thirty titles by the late, great C. S. Lewis. While Lewis has many fans, they tend to split into three groups: fans of children’s fantasy books stemming from his seven-volume … read more »

My Father’s Code: Faith, Family, and Service

Like most members of the Greatest Generation, my father, Roddie Edmonds, a humble American soldier from East Tennessee, rarely spoke about his experiences during World War II. Not even I knew the full details of Roddie’s capture at the Battle … read more »

When Christians Lost Jesus

The latest work by veteran Christian activist Jim Wallis is meant to stir things up. Just as he did in the past, especially in his best-known work, the New York Times bestseller God’s Politics, once again Jim names the crucial … read more »

For the Frustratedly Christian, the Formerly Christian, and the Barely Christian by Peter Enns

Well, I went and did it. I went and wrote another book on the Bible. Is there something wrong with me? Probably. Who knows. But let me get to my point. I actually had a reason for writing How the … read more »

The Problem with “Progressive” Christians

I do not like the label “progressive” Christian. Not that the adjective is inaccurate but it assumes a broader context that troubles me. While it is fine to be known for being pro-gay marriage or pro-immigrant or being biased toward … read more »