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God’s Little Puzzle Pieces

“Now There are Varieties of Gifts, but the Same Spirit”

When Christians Sing of Hope: Glenn Packiam’s Worship and the World to Come

It is the Battle Cry of a Battle that has Long Been Won

Church Shopping at the Apocalypse

“Don’t tell me you’re going to read Stephen King next.”

When the Romans Got Infected

Piety and Anxiety in the “Antonine Plague” (AD 165-182)

The Reproachful Lectures of a Father: People-Watching in Gilead

Marilynne Robinson on the Clothes that Truly Make the Man

Overcoming Unbelief: John Updike on Feathers and Faith

Fusty Churches, Creaking Hymns, and Revived Faith

Grace at a Funeral

Racial Reconciliation and a Glimpse of God’s Kingdom

Why Richard Rodriguez and I Keep Taking Our “Inner Atheists” to Church

Belief and Disbelief in the Same Person

A Splendid Failure: A Preacher’s Guide to the Pulpit

Sermon after Sermon, the Message is this: Jesus Died for You

Under Robert E. Lee’s Shadow

Growing Up in The Lost Cause

Pentecost Plans (near Minneapolis)

Breaking Down Barriers and Trusting the Spirit’s Presence with Us

11 Beautiful Lesser-Known Hymns for Ordinary Time

The Devotional Art I Need Right Now