Being the Church in Disaster

Churches need to continue being churches in disasters, not just because that is what they know how to do, but because that is what people need.

Living Against the Myths of Our Time

According to Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, a powerful and unacknowledged American religion, God exists, but he exists in order to allow us to grow into happiness and to feel good about ourselves. Two recent books say otherwise.

The Spiritual History of Oil

We seldom reflect on the nature and purposes of energy itself and the kind of people and societies we need it to create. Dochuk has skillfully and subtly raised a number of questions for our contemporary society, and for Christians in particular.

Well-Placed Charity

We are to become shrewd Samaritans without a shred of guilt for “not doing enough!” We can never solve the issues before us, nor should we set out to try.

Engaging Diversity in Theological Commentary

This commentary delivers what it promises: in both parts, for Judges and for Ruth, the authors carefully identify relevant theological themes arising from the text, and suggest ways of reading the texts that connect them with wider theological issues and debates.

Robust Conversation on Prayer Book Revision

The essays collectively provide a careful reflection on where we are as a church with the current 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The assumption is that if we are to talk about revision, we must first recognize the revolution of the liturgical movement, and second, ask if we as a church have actually lived into its vision.