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Standing Up for Safe Spaces in Churches, Even When It Costs You Everything

In an age of #MeToo and #ChurchToo, it’s easy to become discouraged by some of the ways the church seems to be failing to lead the charge on issues that critically affect its members. The church is a place where … read more »

N. T. Wright on Paul: A Biography

I looked up at the “departures” board one more time. The flight from Cluj (Romania) back to the UK had been delayed by a further hour. A double frustration: First, would I make my connection at the other end? Second, … read more »

Being Grateful in the Age of Trump

Tumultuous—that’s my one-word summary for how I experienced the end of last year and the first few months of this one. If I allowed myself more than one word, I might add afraid, discouraged, angry, and somehow I would need … read more »

A Bigger Bridge: Revising and Expanding a Groundbreaking Book on LGBT Catholics
By James Martin, SJ

Within weeks of the publication of the first edition of Building a Bridge, I knew that I wanted to write a revised edition. Why? Simply put, after countless conversations with LGBT Catholics and church leaders after the book’s publication, I had learned … read more »

The Remarkably Unlikely Lives of the Apostle Paul and Billy Graham

Ambient cultural noise can distort how we assess someone’s significance. Billy Graham is a good example. I am writing this less than a week after the passing of the preeminent evangelist of the twentieth century. For most of the time … read more »

Resurrecting Easter by John Dominic Crossan

Our book Resurrecting Easter is an adventure, a travelogue, a detective story, and, above all else, an exercise in visual as distinct from verbal theology. It focuses on the radical difference between Eastern Christianity’s universal vision of Christ arising with … read more »

The Long and Deep Crisis-Response Plan

When I read the news now, I often run through a cycle of becoming scared, angry, frustrated, and then scared again. When a Christian leader again defends our president against something for which that same leader clearly would have been … read more »

Moving Beyond Deconstructing Faith by Benjamin L. Corey

World War II decimated much of Europe and left once-beautiful cities in smoldering rubble. Homes, breathtaking cathedrals, and bridges, along with nearly anything else one could imagine, were either damaged or destroyed by the evils of war. While war itself … read more »

Holding Back the Tide of Fear

When I am hiking in the Rockies, with each turn in the path presenting a new postcard view of mountains and valleys, I can feel my stress and anxiety melt away. As many scholars have proven, being out in the … read more »

Jumping into the World

Growing up in the church, I heard numerous sermons by well-meaning pastors that admonished how we should be “in the world, but not of it.” It felt like a backhanded slap to all the good things I loved that didn’t … read more »