Faith



The Half-Life of Holiness, Part 1

By John Pattison

I recently had the privilege of editing a manuscript for my friend, the artist and writer Kari Gale. Kari writes a lot about pilgrimage and her forthcoming book describes the ten weeks she spent on Iona, Read More ›

The Failings of Eden

By Helena Sorensen

I wonder if this story is familiar to you.

Their bodies are virile and ageless, and they are glad and bold in their nakedness. They go out to meet the morning, and a cool mist rises from the fertile soil. The clear cries of birds linger over the Read More ›

Reports of the Church’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

By John Pattison

I spent a lot of time on the road in 2016. Too much time probably, considering that I was out there talking about the virtues of slowing down and staying put. Read More ›

We Are All Beggars: The Life & Theology of Martin Luther

By The Rabbit Room

Who was Martin Luther? What did he do when he nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg on Oct 31st, 1517? What did he intend when he sought to ground the Christian life in a theology of the cross, rather than a theology of glory? Read More ›

Art & Theology Pt. 2

By Sarah Clarkson

The more I study this image, the more I find. The whole of creation is caught up in this presentation of the Cross as the cosmic renewal of life, love, and fellowship. I especially love the detail of Read More ›

Truth and Lament

By Heidi Johnston

For my family, like so many others, 2016 was a year punctuated by loss and grief. It was a year of watching as people we loved fought heroic battles, some ending with partings we prayed would not come. Read More ›

Shaping a Fellowship

By Lanier Ivester

Back in 2010, my husband and I attended our first (and the first!) Hutchmoot. It was exciting, and a little surreal, to contemplate a face-to-face gathering of a fellowship that had formerly been confined to my computer screen. Read More ›

A Loss for Words

By Drew Miller

I am a Christian at a loss for words. In fact, speaking from a Christian perspective feels something like tiptoeing through a minefield of words: I can barely write without worrying that the words I’m using will Read More ›

Baskets of Fragments

By Lanier Ivester

In October 1949, a brassy New Yorker named Helene Hanff wrote a letter to a staid London bookseller named Frank Doel.

“I am a poor writer,” she told him, “with an antiquarian taste in books.” Read More ›

If Steve Jobs Translated the Beatitudes

By John Pattison

I can’t remember for sure how it started. I think I was just driving around in my car when a phrase suddenly came to mind: “Here’s to the weak ones…” Read More ›

Looking Closer: Beauty, Truth, and Evil in the Movies

By The Rabbit Room

On June 17th, join Jeffrey Overstreet, Christianity Today’s senior film critic, as he shares how movies inspired and rejuvenated his faith and transformed the way that he hears God speaking in the world Read More ›

Andy Osenga on his new instrumental project, After Lake

By Matt Conner

Andrew Osenga is spinning some new creative plates these days, from a new career focus on helping young, developing artists find their footing to a new online songwriting course to his instrumental project After Lake (iTunes). Read More ›