Paul the Apostle is often branded as a patriarchal misogynist who hated all gays. But dig into his letters and you'll find an intense devotion to erasing all forms of oppression.
Jay Parini, a poet and novelist who teaches at Middlebury College, is most recently the author of The Way of Jesus: Living an Ethical and Spiritual Life.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is a poet, a public intellectual, and a cogent theologian—the perfect person to tackle Christianity's most enduring riddle.
Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.
The literary critic Edmund Wilson and the novelist Vladimir Nabokov were the greatest of friends, until they weren’t. The cause of their break up? A poem. But an epic poem, fittingly.
Trump is the worst, but he’s just the leader of a pack of political candidates who don’t seem to understand that hateful speech can trigger horrible effects.
Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus may have been a best-seller, but the film version of it somehow manages to make the story of Jesus Christ uninteresting.
In a new book and TV series, scholars and theologians examine the Shroud of Turin and other relics as a means of weighing facts and faith.
Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is back in the news with his opinions on same-sex marriage. You might call the vengeful judge an Old Testament Christian.
Pope Francis has called out Islamic fundamentalists, but he didn’t go far enough—Christian fundamentalist exhibit the same smallminded traits.
During a recent visit to the former capital of the Byzantine empire, the pope labored mightily to bring Islam into dialogue with Christianity. But does he really accept that God is God?