By Trent Gilliss June 06, 2015

A collection of what we're reading and publishing — from Lord of the Rings and love to Springsteen's tribute to Townsend!

By Mariah Helgeson February 07, 2015

Mary Oliver's poems often feel like prayers as much as poems. In her own voice, she recites one of our favorites that feels like an incantation.

By Casper ter Kuile January 31, 2015

Trying to confront the recent horror stories in the news, a Dutch theology student contemplates the origins of evil and our reckoning with good through the lens of the Harry Potter films. Our temptations, he writes, are rooted in deep-seated ills — and our strengths, in love.

By Omid Safi September 08, 2014

Lists can be fun. How about we create a community of learning and sharing for continued growth!

May 01, 2013

A poem about friendship and intimacy, waiting and being present in the moment that is heartbreaking and heartening in its song.

September 11, 2012

A sacred space doesn't have to be a cathedral or a mosque or a synagogue. For our guest essayist, it's a city square she shared with a friend with cancer. Read this lovely essay and then tell us what is your sacred space?

December 12, 2011

A fuller version of the quotation Brueggemann offered in our interview.

August 13, 2009

Overwhelmed by Books

Whew! It’s hard to keep up with all the books that get sent to us for consideration. The table in our office fills up quickly each week, and since our territory is “religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas” we get a little bit of everything. Some are good fits, others are too abstract; some come with thoughtful pitches about why the author would be a good guest for us, others have no relevance and I assume come just because we got on some publisher’s mass distribution list.