Confronting Evil

by Robert A. Ratcliff
It was one of those quintessential parental moments. My son, who was thirteen at the time, and I were seeing "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the first movie… read more

Overcoming the Double Exclusion: Challenges of Repentance arid Forgiveness

by Miroslav Volf
Genuine repentance may be one of the most difficult acts for a person, let alone a community, to perform. For good reasons, Christian tradition thinks of genuine repentance not as … read more

The Lost Language of Sin and Evil

by Thomas Gildemeister
I knew we were in trouble when, shortly after 9/11, a well-known TV commentator suggested that we refrain from calling these attacks “evil.” He continued to say that… read more

The Divine Speeches: Evil and Suffering in Job

by Carol A. Newsom
Job's dialogue with God (Job 38:1-42:6) stands as one of Scripture's most vivid depictions of the struggle to understand and respond to suffering and evil. In this excerpt from… read more

Commentary for Pentecost, Acts 2:1-21

by Joel B. Green
As Luke makes clear in this text, essential to the work of faithful interpretation is a people formed by the Scriptures, Israel's own story, and minds inspired by the Holy Spirit. … read more

Is All This Talk About Jesus Really Necessary?

by Sally A. Brown
Some questions come at you right between the eyes at the church door after the service. You've heard them: “Okay, pastor, where did you come up with that word in the… read more
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