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A Little Book of Big Ideas by Alexandre Mars

Giving has always been a pillar of Abrahamic religions, and most people of faith today continue to observe some form of tithing on a regular basis. The money raised in weekly offerings helps congregations operate and reach out to the … read more »

Staving Off the Apocalypse with a Thousand Points of Light

During the last week of 2018, I continued my practice of fasting from all TV news (and their pernicious attempts to upset me) and trying to focus, as often as possible, on reading newspaper stories without the president’s name in … read more »

Unexpected Turns by Diana Butler Bass

Autumn has arrived. If you live in a place with four seasons, you know what to expect. In the coming weeks, the days grow shorter, the leaves will change, and fall harvest will fill our markets with abundance. Familiar holidays … read more »

The Spirituality of Death

Just like parents say they don’t have a favorite child, editors try not to have favorite authors or books that they work on. But if I were to pick a favorite from the last couple years, Caleb Wilde and his … read more »

Why Are We No Longer Scandalized by Church Scandals?

A friend recently asked me, “Do you think evangelicalism has a future?” Like me, he was the father of adult children who were raised in the church but for whom it is an open question whether they will be there … read more »

Divisions in the Sixteenth Century and Now: Why the Reformation Still Matters by Brad S. Gregory

Americans today confront many concerns competing for their attention at a time of deep political division, cultural conflict, environmental problems, and socioeconomic inequality. So it’s reasonable to expect some justification, beyond escapist entertainment, for a book about what happened in … read more »

An Excerpt from Jenifer Lewis’s The Mother of Black Hollywood

I am a born entertainer. Even as a little girl, I dreamed of being a star. I went to Miss Vera and asked to sing a solo in the annual church program called “The Old Ship of Zion.” About ten … read more »

Up from Darwinism by J. Scott Turner

I can remember the day it happened: I could no longer be a Darwinist. It was a few months prior to the release last year of Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to … read more »

Where Have You Gone, C. S. Lewis?

“If you are right with Him you will inevitably be right with all your fellow creatures, just as if all the spokes of a wheel are fitted rightly into the hub and the rim they are bound to be in … read more »

Standing Up for Safe Spaces in Churches, Even When It Costs You Everything

In an age of #MeToo and #ChurchToo, it’s easy to become discouraged by some of the ways the church seems to be failing to lead the charge on issues that critically affect its members. The church is a place where … read more »