We live in a world shaped by capitalism, an economic model that (we’re told) provides the very best opportunity for economic and social mobility, the very best economic system to promote human flourishing. It’s a narrative the Western church has dogmatically adopted and, as a result, the good news of Christianity has become fused with [...]
Editor’s Note: In honor of The Other Journal’s tenth anniversary, we’re featuring select articles from our archives throughout the spring and summer. Check back each Friday as we republish some of our favorite writing over the years.
Meredith Kunsa’s prose poem retells the memory of a Pentecostal service where her grandmother, “jabbering in a voice” she cannot understand, gives a command that both haunts Kunsa and compels her to conclude that there is no Jesus in her, that “I’m not who I think I am.”
Taking London, England, and Durham, North Carolina, as geographical and narrative bookends, Luke Bretherton looks at the history of movement between these two locations as a step toward making sense of his own recent move from London to Durham. By situating his own work on community organizing within this flow of movements, or peregrinations, between the two cities, Bretherton provides a historical and theological argument for a constructive relationship between Christianity and democratic politics.
Helmut Gollwitzer’s engagement with Marxist criticism of religion stimulated his thinking as he worked through how theology and its gospel proclamation should relate to philosophy, science, and politics in a manner that remains relevant in the contemporary North American context.