Four extracts: Wendell Berry’s vital words; Marilyn Chandler on childlikeness; Michael Gerson sees rot in evangelical politics; Tish Harrison Warren on A Rocha.
William Edgar, Christian apologist and jazz pianist demonstrates in Supreme Love that jazz cannot be understood apart from the Christian gospel.
A Rocha takes God’s word in scripture and creation seriously—please consider supporting its work of caring for the Lord’s earth.
Jesus tells a convicting story about two men who went to the Temple to pray. The one who was most right was unacceptable before God.
I’ve been trying to learn to listen all my life. I’m still at it and have a long way to go. Learning to listen is a lifelong discipline.
Three brief extracts: young adults can’t read or write cursive; hatred breeds gullibility; and insight on state lotteries.
A Christian human rights lawyer asks whether being pro-life requires us to allow the State to legally mandate childbirth.
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In an uncertain world, the question is how should we respond when we are uncertain how to respond? Here’s a place to begin.
Dana Gioia’s essay, “Christianity and Poetry” in First Things is must reading for understanding Christian faith and Scripture.