Paul for President?

By Brandon J. O’Brien and E. Randolph Richards. When news broke about an audio recording of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “locker room” talk, my mind went to a strange place: the apostle Paul. Paul and Trump don’t share a lot in common on the surface. Paul was a Mediterranean Jew; Trump is a New York [Read More…]

Jewish-Christian Difference and Modern Jewish Identity

In his new book on Jewish identity, Shalom Goldman shows us that it’s not easy to become Jewish, even harder to try to leave, and, maybe most difficult of all, to remain Jewish in the face of changing beliefs. [Read more…]

The Soul-Making Room: A Conversation with Dee Dee Risher

“This is a book about becoming authentic, which I think is not possible to do before we experience failures. Most of us carry life-dreams—which may or (more frequently) may not be fulfilled, and certainly not in the ways we imagine. It’s a book better read when you’ve hit hard stuff. Maybe you got fired, or [Read More…]

Tony Evans on the Power of the Cross

“We need a right view of the cross. It is both a historical event that can take us to Heaven, and a current event that can bring Heaven to bear on Earth.” — Tony Evans, author, The Power of the Cross Just in time for Easter, popular author, radio host and pastor Tony Evans offers [Read More…]

Five Reasons There’s No Getting Past Religion

By David Dark Author, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious Five Reasons There’s No Getting Past Religion 5. The universe is made of stories. So says the poet Muriel Rukeyser. One person’s guiding story might involve sprinkling water on babies while speaking particular words in the presence of others. Another’s could require an [Read More…]

At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: 15 Years Later

[Editor’s Note: As part of this month’s Book Club on the memoir Stripped: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ, author Heather King offers a new reflection, 15 years after her diagnosis.] Fifteen years after the events described in my book Stripped, I’m fifteen years closer—I could be a lot closer than that!—to my own death. And [Read More…]

Daddy God: A Review of Abba’s Heart

by Wendi Matusic If you, like me, can’t see the word “Abba” without thinking “Dancing Queen” or “Mama Mia,” you’ll likely have a few 1970’s flash backs from the title of Neal Lozano’s book Abba’s Heart. But in a convoluted way, I think that relates to what the author wants us to know – the true [Read More…]