The value of knowledge

Traditionally, the story that opens chapter three of Genesis is called The Fall. In the Christian tradition, both the name and the interpretation of the story associated with it were made canonical
Traditionally, the story that opens chapter three of Genesis is called The Fall. In the Christian tradition, both the name and the interpretation of the story associated with it were made canonical [More]

Faith and Conflict in the 21st Century

As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of
As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of [More]

Understanding religious traditions

As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of
As another summer is overcast by reports of religious conflicts and atrocities around the world, I have been thinking about faith, and how the way we understand it affects our response to some of [More]

Music, nationalism, Christianity

To understand the decline of classical music, you need to understand what once made it great: nationalism and Christianity…
To understand the decline of classical music, you need to understand what once made it great: nationalism and Christianity… [More]

Jesus’s wife

The fragment is the size of a credit card, with eight lines of text. It will change the way we understand Christianity. Or it’s a hoax…
The fragment is the size of a credit card, with eight lines of text. It will change the way we understand Christianity. Or it’s a hoax… [More]

On hell

Fire and brimstone. As old as the concept of hell is the concept of hell-denying. Consider the surprisingly modern theology of Origen of Alexandria…
Fire and brimstone. As old as the concept of hell is the concept of hell-denying. Consider the surprisingly modern theology of Origen of Alexandria… [More]

Spirituality in America May Be Dying Too

In a data-focused article for USA Today, Cathy Lynn Grossman claims that not only is religion per se losing face with Americans but goes further and claims that spirituality is no longer interesting either.
In a data-focused article for USA Today, Cathy Lynn Grossman claims that not only is religion per se losing face with Americans but goes further and claims that spirituality is no longer interesting either. [More]

Christianity and Christmas

Ross Douthat, for the New York Times, uses the upcoming premier Christian holiday to reflect, briefly, on Christianity in America. His reflection focuses on Christianity primarily as a social and political force through two recent book-length treatments that attempt the same. His essay is notable no... [More]