COVERING THE COVERAGE

Those Ultimate Christian Fighting Words

Is he going to hell?  Will I make it to heaven?  Threats of hell, alongside tremulous aspirations for heaven, have been so common throughout religious history that many people in contemporary America can hardly conceive of a Christianity without angst as a dominant...

EDITORIALS

Is the World Going to Burn Up?

Fires are now ravaging California—in the same months as ferocious storms batter the gulf coast.  Years ago, soon after the devastating typhoons that hit the Philippines, one of us asked a friend who had distanced himself from faith in prior years, “do you see in any...

The America I Once Knew

To borrow a line from the musical Bye, Bye, Birdie, I ask, “What’s the matter with kids today? . . . Why can’t they be like we were, perfect in every way?”  I was a teenager in the 1960s.  It was not easy growing up then. We had to deal with hippies’ rejection of...