Remembering the Bible

If we write off the Bible as irrelevant, we lose its proposals on meaning, purpose and self-worth. Other widely embraced answers, however, are despairing. 

Remembering the Bible
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

Discerning True from False Conspiracy

In recent days, we’ve seen two parallel trends taking place in American discourse—both troubling in their own ways: First, a growing pattern of intense suspicion and dark foreboding about what’s happening right now (pandemic and economic-wise) in our country and...

Towards a Less Depressing Story about Depression

Dr. Martin Seligman, the psychologist famous for introducing “learned helplessness” to the world, once proposed three characteristics that differentiate between pessimism and optimism:  Personalization: Compared to those who see painful experiences as meaningfully...

My truth? Your truth? No truth?

The Big Idea: However common it is to hear talk of “my truth, “your truth,” “her truth,” and even “no truth,” it’s worth asking:  Is any of this actually true?  We’re going to try and persuade you that it is not—making the case that a shared pursuit of truth (shaped...