What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
disappointing. As the author of the recently released Karl Barth: A Biography for Evangelicals, I was anxious to read the latest revelations about the relationship.
Reading the Reformation in 2017
Historians are still finding new things to say about Martin Luther and his movement.
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Roper's biography is her frank and insightful treatment of Luther's physicality, including his elemental sense of sin, flesh, and worldly impulses.
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know
Meet the men and women who have rooted the gospel message within the Chinese soul.
addictions. He was the first indigenous pastor in Shanxi province, immortalized in Geraldine Taylor's biography, Pastor Hsi: Confucian Scholar and Christian.
The Godness of God
Karl Barth thought we needed to be reminded continually of the obvious, which to Barth was not so obvious.
Mark Galli is editor in chief of Christianity Today. Adapted from his newly released Karl Barth: A Biography for Evangelicals (Eerdmans, 2017). Have something to say about this topic?
Alan Jacobs: Hating Your Neighbor Will Make You Dumb
How tribalism and culture-warring have ravaged our ability to think.
For instance, as the author of a biography on Søren Kierkegaard, I would have appreciated a deeper engagement with the Danish theologian's insights about the dangers of group-think
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
Before her death at 39, Flannery predicted that nobody would write her biography, since lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.
Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves
Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
Not so in Michael G. Long's and Chris Lamb's Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography (Westminster John Knox Press) and Ed Henry's 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story
Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same Story?
New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians.
He recently released a new book, Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?: What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography (Oxford University Press). What was your upbringing like?
The Forgotten Final Resting Place of William Borden
The most influential missionary of the early 20th century never made it to the mission field.
Borden's archives are stored at Wheaton College and Yale University, and his most prominent biography, William Borden: A Life and Fortune Dedicated to the Cause of the Gospel, or
My first impressions were formed by a little story in a children's biography of the missionary Lottie Moon, a Southern Baptist missionary to China in the early 1900s.
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Critiquing Well; Maintaining Marriages; Missionary Hero
glowing behind her. The slender children's biography still has the price tag; 25 years ago, I paid $3.95 at the Shepherd's Shoppe in San Antonio. From the
Richard John Neuhaus, Warts and All
A new biography captures the life and times of a brilliant, headstrong champion of faith in the public square.
A new biography captures the life and times of a brilliant, headstrong champion of faith in the public square. Richard John Neuhaus, Warts and All. A
20 Truths from Blind Spots by Collin Hansen
Collin Hansen's new book calls Christians to love each other despite our differences.
is the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists and has written for Books & Culture, Tabletalk, Leadership, and Christian History & Biography.
Mormons and Christians: So Close, Yet So Far Away
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling?
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling? Gerald McDermott| September 7, 2016. Image: Darrel Birkett / Flickr. The Mormon Jesus: A Biography
Before There Was Billy Graham, There Was…
George Whitefield was once the most famous man in America. Historian Thomas Kidd explains why the celebrity evangelist shouldn’t be forgotten.
These interests came together in his new biography of that era's most celebrated preacher and evangelist, George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father (Yale University Press
Surprised by Religion at the National Book Awards
Why literary culture in America should cause hope and concern
John Lahr, for instance, reading from his biography of Tennessee Williams, not only talked about the social shift from a society focused on the common good to a society focused on the
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questions. Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero. Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb (Westminster John Knox Press).
The Second Life of the Man Who Wouldn’t Run on Sunday
How Eric Liddell, the hero of 'Chariots of Fire,' laid aside Olympic glory for the missions field.
life. This is left to Duncan Hamilton and his new biography, For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr. Hamilton's
The Celebrity Writer who Changed the World
An interview with Karen Swallow Prior about Hannah More's legacy as a writer, activist, and educator
Professor and writer Karen Swallow Prior's biography of Hannah More—abolitionist, poet, and reformer—came out last fall. March is Women's History