Behavioral economists stress that unless we understand our full humanity, unless we understand that human beings aren’t totally rational beings, no theory will have much value. This six-part series by the Rev. Ken Evers-Hood explores how this idea might be applied to theology.
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We published more than 120 original stories in 2019, from articles by journalists to essays by pastors and scholars to interviews with thinkers and activists. Here are 10 standouts we hope you’ll find inspiring and thought provoking.
Instead of trying to get everyone to agree in debates over human origins, the Christian biologist aims to have an open, informed dialogue in his new book.
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) in a 1924 photograph. Photo credit: bpk Bildagentur / Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin / Art Resource, NY. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been claimed by Christians across the theological spectrum. What makes Bonhoeffer such a powerful voice for American Christians? In these short essays, five theologians consider Bonhoeffer’s message for Christians today.
José Chicas, the founding pastor of Iglesia Evangelica Jesus el Pan de Vida in Raleigh, North Carolina, talks about his time living in sanctuary. Photo by Pilar Timpane
As Christmas approaches, a pastor in long-term sanctuary reflects on waiting, faith and family.
Mona Siddiqui joined the faculty of Edinburgh’s Divinity School in 2011 as the first Muslim to hold a chair in Islamic and interreligious studies. Photo courtesy of Mona Siddiqui
They focus on different aspects, but both religious traditions promote practices of gratitude and thanksgiving, says a scholar of Islamic and interreligious studies at the University of Edinburgh.
After attending a New Year’s Eve protest at a medium security prison, a writer reflects on shouting out love and finding hope -- with joy -- in a new year.
Bishop James Hazelwood created an interactive card game as a companion to his book, "Everyday Spirituality." These cards are designed to begin conversations about spirituality. Image courtesy of James Hazelwood
The ELCA bishop encourages readers to search for God and spirituality in their lived experiences.
As we enter a new chapter in the life of the church, an author and professor works to answer the question: "How do we help those who no longer need a God encounter the living God in their lives?"
When a pastor and his congregation found that their practice of daily Bible study was not working for them anymore, they adapted their spiritual formation.
Our faith is sometimes better represented by the despair of Holy Saturday than the confidence of Easter Sunday, says a writer and Christ seeker.