Chelle Stearns, Shelly Rambo

The Spirit’s Witness: An Interview with Shelly Rambo

Christian theologies of suffering often move too quickly to redemption, but in this interview with Shelly Rambo, she advocates a theology that remains in the ambiguous middle space between life and death, bearing witness to how trauma lingers in human experience.

Chelle Stearns

Hobbits, Heroes, and Football

The stories we tell about ourselves and our faith are important, says Chelle Stearns, and in this essay she looks at how our athletic culture informs those stories. Taking her cue from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Stearns searches for a middle ground in our faith and Christology between the heroism of warriors and the heroism of healers.