Obama's bind

Black public figures seem to fall into one of two categories: they either project a militant resistance to white racism and its pervasive legacy or a generous willingness to look past that tortured history for the sake of an interracial future. Choose your model: W. E. B. DuBois or Booker T. Washington?

Anger: Developing Your Spiritual Ally/Holy Anger: Jacob, Job, Jesus

In Anger: Your Spiritual Ally, Andrew Lester, emeritus professor of pastoral theology and counseling at Brite Divinity School, tries to unhook us from a relationship to anger that is all too common and with which he grew up: “I was carefully taught to ‘be nice,’ and it was clear that

God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

A fresh telling of the earliest encounters between the Islamic world and Christian Europe hardly needs justification.


When Forrest Church announced to his congregation that his esophageal cancer was terminal and that he had months, not years, to live, he promised that he would write one last book.