A conservative Republican member of Congress talks about his journey of repentance for supporting the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Seminary graduates share what they learned about God's call to social justice.
Good presidents and administrators influence not just schools, but the broader church.
'Silent' raids that drive workers into the underground economy are worse than useless.
ROTC is back on campuses -- but military thinking still conflicts with the life of the mind.
This may be the largest use of civil disobedience yet around global warming.
The round-up on late-summer cinema, including: Solaris, The Tree of Life, and Super 8.
Springsteen has always understood that the rock-and-roll story is about freedom.
Why, despite mutual suspicions, Christianity and comics go together like paper and ink.
The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick. Fox Searchlight Pictures.
The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky.
Eschewing perfection, they knotted in a flaw, the human signature and kink that made the carpet whole -- not less perfect, but more for the fraying edge, the bleeding dyes that cloak their treasure in disguise, an act of indirection modeled from on high:
Re: Elizabeth Palmberg's "The Safety Net Frays" (July 2011): I don't believe that we, as citizens, have any voice in these issues any more.
"The Safety Net Frays" is a nice piece, but we've seen this movie before. The American chattering classes chatter marvelously, but stopped believing in anything of value some 40 years ago.
Loving our neighbors is usually easier in the abstract. The members of Heartsong Church, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, made that love very real last year in a concrete act of welcome.