In a 2002 letter on the occasion of his godson’s baptism, the theologian wishes the boy, not an untroubled life, but a happy life, one in which he grows ever more confident in the faith.
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A young mother diagnosed with cancer talks about her new book, “Everything Happens for a Reason,” and the connection to her work on the prosperity gospel as a Duke Divinity School professor.
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Kate Bowler, Duke Divinity School professor and author of “Everything Happens for a Reason,” about the irony of being a historian of the prosperity gospel diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Photographs and other items from the Abraham Joshua Heschel archive, including a 1935 Nazi-issued work permit. Courtesy of Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Today’s Christians face a troubled world, writes a Baptist pastor and activist. Will they have the spiritual audacity to change it?
A statue of Martin Luther stands before the Frauenkirche, "Church of Our Lady," in Dresden, Germany.
Martin Luther’s legacy can shed light on the nature of freedom -- still contested space in both faith and politics, writes a Lutheran theologian.
In this excerpt from his new book, ‘The Grace of Dogs,’ the theologian finds help from a surprising source when he looks for an answer to his son’s classic question, ‘Will I see my dog in heaven?’
In the midst of a painful health crisis, a simple prayer revealed God’s presence not only in the midst of the writer’s own suffering, but also in the suffering of others.
Today’s digital networks have an ancient precedent: the apostle Paul led fledgling communities through letters -- showing that even in its earliest days, the church was not dependent on physical presence.