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How Poetry Quiets the ‘Pandemonium of Blab’
Poet Christian Wiman helps us tune our ears to silence, so God's voice won't be lost in the noise.
Myers-Briggs and Other Mirrors for the Soul
A new history of the ubiquitous personality test sheds light on what it can and can’t deliver.
The Dark Night of the Dark Knight's Soul
The hype declared Batman an atheist. There’s more to it than that.
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
Ten years after his suicide, I marvel at his genius but mourn the crushing burdens he carried.
The Philadelphia Eagles Get the ‘God Squad’ Treatment
A reporter’s inside look at the team’s Christian culture repeats some characteristic flaws of evangelical writing on sports.
One-on-One with Pastor Darryl Dash on ‘How to Grow’
"We keep failing, but we also keep discovering God’s grace."
Being Salt and Light in the Middle of a Twitter Mob
Social media can be a dark and divisive place. That doesn’t mean we should simply withdraw.
The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism
Three sociologists look at the impact of this growing body of believers on the American church.
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
The modern world has crippled our capacity for speaking with one another. How can we restore this dying art?
The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
There’s something missing from Oxford’s splendid new Tolkien exhibit.
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
But his method of restoring “sacred words” to our common vocabulary runs the risk of redefining them.
What Happens When You Love a RacistSubscriber Access Only
He was a budding white nationalist leader. His friends thought he could be something different.
Madeleine L’Engle: ‘We Must Be Willing to Live by Paradox and Contradiction and Surprise’
A new “spiritual biography” of the author of A Wrinkle in Time celebrates her refusal to be pigeonholed.
Russell Moore: Family Life Isn’t Just Humbling—It’s HumiliatingSubscriber Access Only
But our failures as parents and spouses, as sons and daughters, ultimately point the way to something better.
Jackie Hill Perry: I Loved My Girlfriend—but God Loved Me More
How an epiphany about the wages of my sin opened the door for his cleansing light.
Look Outside America for Fresh Insight on American EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
Melani McAlister’s new history aims to capture what the familiar political story leaves out.
5 Books for Getting a Handle on PopulismSubscriber Access Only
Chosen by Bruce Riley Ashford, provost and professor of theology and culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of 'Letters to An American Christian.'
New & Noteworthy BooksSubscriber Access Only
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
Is Your Notion of Human Dignity Too Narrow?
Why “life issues” aren’t the only issues that pivot on what it means to bear God’s image.
How Fiction Fueled Madeleine L’Engle’s Faith
How does a lonely kid understand that she’s loved by God? An author’s childhood holds the answer.
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
When I wanted to take Communion in prison, I had to “steal” it.
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