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A Holy Strange Book

Christians have many, often highly contested, words for describing the Bible—inspired or authoritative, trustworthy or inerrant, and so on. In fact, Christians can spend so much time arguing over inspiration and authority that we easily overlook Scripture’s other qualities. One … read more »

Moving Forward in Bold Faith

Time has become a fluid concept as many of us have been at home, sheltering in place, unmoored from our rhythms and routines that normally mark the passage of time. And so somehow, just like that, it’s already May. May means spring … read more »

“Because I Love Them”

I was watching the Global Citizen concert that aired April 18, enjoying especially seeing three Keith Urbans singing a wonderful rendition of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love.” Afterward Urban provided a shout out of gratitude to all the health care workers … read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »