Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women

In “Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings About Biblical Women,” Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti sets out to do nothing less than overturn six thousand years of patriarchy, misogyny, and marginalization of women within Judaism and Christianity. [Read more...]

A poet, like a priest, works with facts and mysteries: the poetry of Spencer Reece

Reece’s collection is a quiet masterpiece, a spiritual and poetic achievement that speaks to the heart, mind, and soul. [Read more...]

Got Religion?


An engaging blend of statistical analysis and on-the-scene reporting about the rapidly shifting demographics of American religious involvement. [Read more...]

The Cross and Gendercide


Elizabeth Gerhardt’s new book “The Cross and Gendercide” offers a Christian response to the heart-wrenching plight of women across the globe by engaging with the cultural, religious, historical and political context of this violence and offering a proposal for how the church can work toward ending these heinous crimes. [Read more...]

Which story are you in?


Trying to identify the story we are in is not merely an act of idle speculation, a meaningless and esoteric thought experiment. For Lewis (and McGrath), the story we choose to inhabit is vitally important because it “determines what we think about ourselves and consequently how we live.” [Read more...]

What can movies tell us about the afterlife?

Death at the Movies

What do our stories tell us about who we are? What do our songs, our books, our paintings and our movies reveal about the reality of our existence? Do our artistic expressions point toward deeper truths that lie beyond the merely physical, or is our creative output only a subjective reflection of our innate longings [Read More...]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Challenge to the Church

Birmingham Revolution

“Race, as both a social construct and a visible reality, is the gigantic elephant in the American living room that some insist will disappear if only we would just ignore it.” So says Edward Gilbreath in the opening pages of his book “Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church” (InterVarsity Press). [Read More...]

Review: “The Showings of Julian of Norwich”

The Showings of Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich freaks me out. Are her writings actual supernatural revelations from God as conveyed to a 14th-century English woman? Or merely fever-induced hallucinations that should be set aside in favor of a safer orthodoxy? Reading Julian and pondering these possibilities leaves me with a sense of unease and exhilaration not far removed from [Read More...]