The Parish as a School of Friendship

By Victor Lee Austin I am the author of Friendship: The Heart of Being Human, which aims to do a lot of things, one of which is to highlight the central role of friendship in Scripture. This is my thesis: Go... Read More...

Bring Your Bible to Class — or Church

By Wesley Hill As I prepare to begin my 10th year as a seminary professor, I’m going to begin the biblical capstone class I’ll be teaching by recommending that my students consider taking up a habit they’re ... Read More...

Questions Only the Church Can Ask

By David Barr Michael Polanyi famously pointed out in the 1950s that the subjectivity of scientific research occurs precisely in the way it is conducted by people. People will always pursue research from a finite and personal perspective, and so even our sc... Read More...

New Millennium, New Church

By Richard Kew It is thirty years since the late Bishop Roger White and I authored New Millennium, New Church, the first of several books in which we challenged the church to think seriously about what the f... Read More...

Why Go Back to Church?

By Francis H. Wade It is unlikely that Carl Sandberg intended in 1936 to describe the plight of the church in 2020 but his poem “Get Off This Estate” does just that. "Get off this estate." "What for?" "Be... Read More...

Is the Church Essential?

By Don Beyers Although it is too early for us to say how the COVID-19 virus will transform our church, we can be sure the implications of the pandemic will reshape ministry for many years to come. Yet I wonder, how might it change us today? This could be the... Read More...

Bodies in Worship

You can shop from home. You can work from home. And you can even worship from home.