Homegoing
Catherine Hervey

The opening pages of Homegoing—Ghanaian American Yaa Gyasi's debut novel—start a fire in Ghana that burns, one way or another, ...

Imagination Rules the World06.15.16
Gerald J. Russello

At a gathering of the conservative organization, The Philadelphia Society, a few years ago, Bradley Birzer gave a talk about Russell Kirk and ...

What Is America's Legacy?06.10.16
Alissa Wilkinson

Last night I watched Broadway stars perform a ditty about Colonial-era rules for dueling in a mixture of Filipino Tagalog and English. I witnessed ...

World History from a New Angle04.19.16
Susan Wise Bauer

The earth is a very big place.

Yes, it may be growing a bit smaller. (Google "shrinking globe" and you'll find dozens of essays ...

Believers Arrive First; Missionaries Follow04.19.16
Philip Jenkins

In her 1846 poem "The Missionary," Charlotte Brontö offered a perfect summary of the impulses that drove missionaries to spread ...

The Study of World Religions in a Time of Crisis04.19.16
Interview by Tae Sung

Jack Miles is the general editor of The Norton Anthology of World Religions (2015). He received the Pulitzer Prize for God: A Biography (1996) ...

Redirected Attention04.19.16
Alissa Wilkinson

In his 2005 feature debut Man Push Cart, Iranian American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani's cinematic signature is already evident: highly watchable ...

Fear, Hospitality, and the Common Good04.19.16
David Neff

My family history reads like headlines: Thousands of Christians displaced from their homeland by an expansionist Islamic state seeking to set ...

Baseball Review 2016, Part 205.13.16
Michael R. Stevens

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Michael R. Stevens' annual baseball extravaganza. Part 1, posted on Monday, reviewed ...

Baseball Review 2016, Part 105.09.16
Michael R. Stevens

This review has been a study in devolution—what was once a Spring Training Report concocted in early March, and what had become something ...

First Piñata05.05.16
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 ...

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