Peter Herman’s depression helps him nurture empathy and compassion with those who suffer most under a racist regime.
Kimberly Humphrey ponders her husband’s name change and the difference marriage makes for discipleship.
Carl Raschke discusses how critical theory might inform theology in an age of neoliberalism, political upheaval, nationalism, and the precariat class.
In this poem by T. M. Lawson, a woman visits her mother in the hospital to say goodbye.
Erin Steinke looks for “a hieroglyph in dust and root” while hunting the storm.
Tomi Oredein offers her take on some of the beautiful ways we are human.
Katherine James contemplates the fleetingness of beauty as she faces cancer and aging.
Zen Hess wants Christians to resist individualism and transience with a rooted theology of place.
Caitlin Causey accepts the curious comfort of a chain store as she seeks a place to call home.
Musician Sus Long on how she learned to stop watching men’s mouths.
Mark Wyatt has been photographing unfamous people wherever he goes since 1980.
Lamento con Alas is a short film that honors the dead along the Texas-Mexico border as it challenges Americans who seek to build walls.
Zach Czaia examines Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me from the perspective of a Catholic high school English teacher.
Taylor Ross considers how the recent unmasking of Elena Ferrante reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of language and literature.
In reviewing Doug Merlino’s Beast, Luann Anderson journeys into the misunderstood world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and the athletes behind the sport.
In a moment when so much information is unreliable and even more distressing, we feel …