First Piñata
Evelyn Bence

"There is so much separation and segregation … But if we could cross the road once in a while and pay attention to what is happening ...

The New Scientism05.04.16
Doug Sikkema

It's a curious irony that the champions of scientism are some of the most vocal advocates of change and progress yet they so rarely change ...

Do We Really Welcome Refugees?04.19.16
D. L. Mayfield

George Washington is not the first person to come to mind when we're talking about modern-day matters of immigration, but there he is. A ...

Dearly Beloved04.22.16
Poetry: Aaron Belz

Editor's Note: Prince Rogers Nelson died yesterday, April 21, 2016. Here is an elegy for him by Aaron Belz, who lives in Hillsborough, North ...

Cities of Refuge04.19.16
Tim Stafford

Consumers of mainstream news can be forgiven for believing that Germany is awash in refugees. The truth is that they are seldom seen on German ...

Women and the Ironies of Providence02.19.16
Sarah Ruden

The lowest point in my first few weeks in South Africa—which I came to see as a sort of laboratory of modern upheaval—was when one ...

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens04.11.16
Douglas Wilson

The title of this book is quite provocative, inviting a potential reader to be unsure what he is going to think about it. Everyone knows that ...

The Face of the Deep03.31.16
Chris Nye

We evangelicals are not sure what to make of the Holy Spirit. Simply judging by the books released in the last five or so years, one might conclude ...

Our Shared Brokenness02.19.16
Tae Sung

When I was an undergraduate, I had a conversion experience that turned my life around and shifted my career goal away from bioengineering to ...

Why Justice Divides Us03.14.16
Tim Stafford

Forty years after the historic Lausanne Covenant, American evangelicals remain muddled and divided on the question of evangelism and good works. ...

The Counter-Desecration Phrasebook02.19.16
Alan Jacobs

Robert Macfarlane is most often called a "nature writer," and I suppose that description is not inaccurate, though it leaves a great ...

The Call of the Nightingale02.19.16
Michael Toscano

Iranian director Majid Majidi's Rang-e Khoda (1999)—literally "Color of God," but released in English-speaking markets with ...

Game Over02.23.16
John Wilson

In the summer of 2014, I wrote about MindWar, the first novel in a trilogy by Andrew Klavan. You may know Klavan as a suspense novelist—his ...

A Circuitous Route02.16.16
Richard Gibson

Edmund de Waal has now authored or edited six books (and he's at work on a seventh, a novel), all the while conducting an internationally ...

The Critic's Job and Why It Matters02.08.16
Alissa Wilkinson

If they stop to think about criticism at all, most people—maybe even most critics—imagine it to be a leechlike enterprise, at best ...

Listening to Refugees' Stories02.04.16
Tim Stafford

Editor's note: The May/June issue of Books & Culture will be a special theme issue on international migration, broadly construed, ...

Fear, Compassion, and a Massive Bureaucratic Challenge01.29.16
Tim Stafford

Editor’s note: The May/June issue of Books & Culture will be a special theme issue on international migration, broadly construed, ...

Three Poems12.24.15
Aaron Belz

Editor's Note: Aaron Belz is the author of three collections of poems—Glitter Bomb (Persea), Lovely, Raspberry (Persea), and The Bird ...

Day of Reckoning12.24.15
Sarah Ruden

Sad as it is, I can't dispute R. W. Johnson's latest account of South Africa. He is South African himself and a meticulous career ...

"We Will Remember Them"01.15.16
Christopher Gehrz

Every other January, my colleague Sam Mulberry and I take a group of students to Europe, where we spend three weeks learning about the history ...

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