Emily Knox: Book bannings are a lagging indicator of society's reaction to change
An associate professor of information science draws on her training in religious studies to frame book banning’s current resurgence.
Jamie McGhee and Adam Hollowell: ‘Either we mean it, or we don’t’
The authors of a new book frame a path for reflection and action based on the works of James Baldwin.
Banning books restricts the image of God
Recent nationwide efforts to ban books endanger our society and our spirits.
John Pavlovitz: Let's work to become better humans
A North Carolina pastor and author discusses his upcoming book, being people of compassion and the importance of doing the work.
Advent 2020 -- leaning into divine mystery
The right plot and cast of characters can help prepare us for a holy season of watching and waiting, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
How poetry can help kids -- and all of us -- practice lament
Poetry from the book of Lamentations invites us to find words for our feelings and offers a form to contain that which feels uncontainable and uncontrollable, says a writer.
Churches need to do the work of welcoming others and their stories
Stories are sacred -- especially the stories that are undertold and suppressed, says the author in an excerpt from a new book that tells her own story of rediscovering God as a Potawatomi woman.
Poems to pray in a pandemic
Poetry can give us words when we are struggling to find them, says a poet and activist.
Christian Wiman: Making art is an expression of faith
The poet and professor speaks about the impermanence of words and the faith that compels poets to practice anyway.
Jeffrey Bilbro: Wendell Berry exemplifies sustainable life
From the city to the suburbs, Wendell Berry can help us imagine virtuous forms of living, says the author and Spring Arbor University associate professor.