The Self-Portrait of the Holy Spirit

It’s an old puzzle in Christian God-talk and prayer. “Father” and “Son” come preloaded with images and associations; “Spirit” feels a little harder to grasp. Sarah Coakley’s book God, Sexuality, and the Self: A... Read More...

Mary’s Little Lion-Lamb

By Clint Wilson Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. Perhaps you remember these lyrics to the iconic children’s nursery rhyme called... Read More...

On Plagues and Temples

By Paul D. Wheatley Then one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever; and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the ... Read More...

Beauty in continuity

The paintings in the Chauvet Cave scream out a message of beauty in continuity. They reflect a sacrosanct cultural order that was highly successful for hundreds of generations in instilling its values via the representation of the world outside the walls of the cave.

Context, interpretation, and application

Behind many of the debates that Christians have about the Bible, there is an important but unstated assumption: that interpretation is inseparable from application and that context is important to both.