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IVF And the Poorest of the Poor

Much public outrage followed the decision in February by Alabama’s Supreme Court to recognize cryogenically frozen embryos as people. Hundreds of thousands of these...

The Culture of Bullying in the Body of Christ

I was a scrawny kid in an English boys’ boarding school, small for my age, a late developer, sitting prey for bullies. For several years...

Consume Less, Give More

Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where...

Caesar’s Coin

If you are looking for a quixotic project, try offering a theological word at the borderline of faith and politics in election year 2024....

Technique, or the Radical Beauty of the Impractical

In my living room sits an incredibly gaudy computer setup. It stands a solid two and half feet, with a glass panel to see...

Honor, Shame, and the Gospel in the American South, Part III

Previous essays in this series have explored the matrix of an honor-shame culture in American Southern history, and how the American church found itself...

Uncle Tom or New Negro? A Black Episcopalian’s Reflections on Booker T. Washington

Robert Norrell’s Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington (2009) was the first full-length biography of the late 19th- and early 20th-century...

Children and the Public Interconnectedness of Marriage

It is the teaching of the church over centuries that marriage is a union of a man and a woman, a union to extend...

The Political Soul Possessed:  A Warning Against Election Idolatry

Upon my life, the tracks have vanished, We’ve lost our way, what shall we do? It must be a demon’s leading us This way and that around...

Prime Time

In a few short months, Deion Sanders has changed the game of college football. Last December, Coach Prime and the ever-present concomitant cameras met...

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