Joel Looper

Will Love Cast Out Fear? The Syrian Refugees and Christian America

Not unlike the admonitions of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, religious leaders’ calls to welcome the disenfranchised stranger often fall on deaf ears in their congregations. I can’t help but wonder what’s going on here. What has brought the American church to this place? Why are so many Christians going against their religious authorities on this particular issue?

Thomas Bridges

Invisible Children: A Political Theology for Emerging Humanitarians

[Editor’s note: the following is a guest post written by Scott Schomburg, who is an M.Div ’13 candidate at Duke Divinity School, with research interests in political theology and contemporary humanitarianism. A previous version of this was posted here] A new generation of humanitarians is coming-of-age in North America, turned toward an image of Africa in […]

Halden Doerge

The Singularity of Jesus and the Mission of the Church: An Interview with Nathan R. Kerr

In this interview, Nathan R. Kerr reflects on some of the conversations that have emerged in the last two years since the release of his book Christ, History, and Apocalyptic: The Politics of Christian Mission. In particular, he explores the connections between Christology, the nature and task of theology, and the mission of the church in […]

Ron Reed

Ebert on Indie Distribution Panic Meter: "Stands at yellow, rising toward orange"

Excerpts from Roger Ebert’s Journal, September 20, 2009 Every year good films show at the Toronto Film festival that never open anywhere near you. This year some good films played that may never open anywhere, even if you live in Toronto–or New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin or upstairs over a Landmark Theater […]