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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 »

N. T. Wright on Paul: A Biography

I looked up at the “departures” board one more time. The flight from Cluj (Romania) back to the UK had been delayed by a further hour. A double frustration: First, would I make my connection at the other end? Second, … read more »

Being Grateful in the Age of Trump

Tumultuous—that’s my one-word summary for how I experienced the end of last year and the first few months of this one. If I allowed myself more than one word, I might add afraid, discouraged, angry, and somehow I would need … read more »

A Bigger Bridge: Revising and Expanding a Groundbreaking Book on LGBT Catholics
By James Martin, SJ

Within weeks of the publication of the first edition of Building a Bridge, I knew that I wanted to write a revised edition. Why? Simply put, after countless conversations with LGBT Catholics and church leaders after the book’s publication, I had learned … read more »