In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Kate Bowler, Duke Divinity School professor and author of “Everything Happens for a Reason,” about the irony of being a historian of the prosperity gospel diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
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Photographs and other items from the Abraham Joshua Heschel archive, including a 1935 Nazi-issued work permit. Courtesy of Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Today’s Christians face a troubled world, writes a Baptist pastor and activist. Will they have the spiritual audacity to change it?
A statue of Martin Luther stands before the Frauenkirche, "Church of Our Lady," in Dresden, Germany.
Martin Luther’s legacy can shed light on the nature of freedom -- still contested space in both faith and politics, writes a Lutheran theologian.
In this excerpt from his new book, ‘The Grace of Dogs,’ the theologian finds help from a surprising source when he looks for an answer to his son’s classic question, ‘Will I see my dog in heaven?’
In the midst of a painful health crisis, a simple prayer revealed God’s presence not only in the midst of the writer’s own suffering, but also in the suffering of others.
Today’s digital networks have an ancient precedent: the apostle Paul led fledgling communities through letters -- showing that even in its earliest days, the church was not dependent on physical presence.
In this excerpt from his new book, a Presbyterian pastor writes that the full, ‘irrational’ humanity of Jesus that causes him to make mistakes and regrettable statements is the same humanity that generates his compassion and hunger for justice.
Preaching on John for nearly a year helped a congregation and its pastor enter deeply into the biblical narrative in a new way.