Reading The Irony of American History 70 years later
What do Reinhold Niebuhr's blind spots tell us about our own?
Christian Century • June 2022
Picturing Silence: Stillness in Sound of Metal
Image Journal - Issue 111 • January 2022 •
What if forgiveness were unthinkable?
Paul Kahn’s memoir of his family is a cautionary mirror for our cultural moment.
Christian Century • August 2021 •
I’m a philosopher. We can’t think our way out of this mess
I’m throwing in my lot with the poets and painters, the novelists and songwriters.
The Christian Century • March 2021
The Delight of Daniel Mendelsohn
James K. A. Smith on the Radical Interconnectedness of Three Rings.
Literary Hub • January 2021
Healing the Imagination: Art Lessons from James Baldwin
Image Journal - Issue 107 • December 2020 •
What white evangelical Christians can’t see when they see racism
The functional theology of evangelicalism offers a limited toolkit for understanding racism.
Religion News Service • August 2020 •
As Christians, how are we called to deal with loss?
America Magazine • January 2020 •
Trump’s evangelical advisers are promoting Paula White, but here’s the book they should really read
The Washington Post • October 2019 •
Marilynne Robison’s Apologia Gloriae
Grateful for the novelist's public witness, we might worry about what's missing.
Comment Magazine • March 2018
How to Find God (on YouTube)
LA Review of Books • February 2018
The NFL’s Thanksgiving games are a spectacular display of America’s ‘God and country’ obsession
The Washington Post • November 2017
How Trump botches the politics of ‘Merry Christmas’
The Washington Post • October 2017
The new alarmism: How some Christians are stoking fear rather than hope
The Washington Post • March 2017
The Future of Religion in a “Secular” Age
What Is The Future Of Religion? Essays & Opinions
Slate • March 2016