Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Literature, music, and the visual arts may come readily to mind as modes of imaginative engagement, but it's also worth considering an often overlooked form of apologetics: architecture
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
because of illiteracy or inferior education, domestic obligations, or the apathy (or antipathy) of their culture to a “scribbling woman,” the canon of English literature, as traditionally
Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial Books
Alison Bechdel's memoir doesn't endorse sexual brokenness. Ultimately, it exposes it.
After praising his essay and sharing it with my own students, I found myself in the midst of a bigger discussion about Fun Home, cultural engagement, literature, pornography, and
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me andFierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
to know how much each of these elements factor into congregants' criticism, but it's helpful to consider how Barna's results fit within the broader body of literature exploring perceptions
21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts
Holiday book list: CT Women writers recommend their favorites.
I love hefty classic literature (think Brothers Karamazov and War and Peace) but there is no work I love more than Kristin Lavransdatter by Nobel Prize–winning writer Sigrid Undset.
Let's Kiss Dating Hello
A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.
However, the sociological literature is very clear on the implications of younger marriages, and I think we need to consider the science behind those studies when addressing marriage
A Lament for Louisiana After the Floods
As I grieve the tragedy in my home state, I’ve found solace in a surprising place.
Jessica Mesman Griffith is the author of three books, including Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship in Letters, which won the 2014 Christopher Award for “literature that affirms the
Read, Write, Worship
Finding God between the lines of literature.
Read, Write, Worship. Finding God between the lines of literature. In a series called By Heart, The Atlantic features authors' reflections on their favorite passages of literature.
Quit Calling Them 'Chick Flicks'
With the female-fronted 'Ghostbusters,' it's time to celebrate women in movies.
job in the narrative. I can say from experience that girls need female characters to look up to in film, literature, and other art media. As an avid reader
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
Press, January 2016). Anya Silver's poem, "Ash Wednesday," is reprinted from the journal Christianity and Literature, Fall 2007. Used by permission.
Changing Minds on Abortion
5 former abortion advocates speak out
“Everything was nice and clean,” she said, and the director “was so friendly,” offering her literature, free condoms, and a convincing rationalization for abortion. “I was sold!” she said.
15 Books That Are Good Enough to Give
Holiday book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
literary history. The son of a US poet laureate, Eberhart grew up in the company of some of the biggest names in 20th-century American literature. His
C. S. Lewis Was No Sexist
Two recent titles explore the great apologist’s relationships with women.
and disliking them. The many contributors to Women and CS Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Culture beg to differ. Edited by Carolyn
Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas
The holidays can be hard. Don’t spend them alone.
In the New Testament, the Greek word for romantic love, eros, is not used a single time, though it was an important word in Greek literature at the time.
The Deeper Draw of YA
Grown-up readers find a necessary reminder of our brokenness and vulnerability.
He argues our literature choices indicate our culture's increasingly infantilization. Or to quote my mother, “Most people just operate on the level of a teenager.”.