Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, an Invitation to Empathetic Discomfort

Perhaps Mbue’s purpose was to evoke in me just a tiny bit of the frantic sense of what it is to be an immigrant, to be fixated on a version of a dream that will never come true.

The Phantom Tollbooth and Redeeming the Power of Words

A first step in caring will often have to be an individual one—a diversifying of social media feeds, an invitation to conversation, a reading of a book.

The Post‘s Most Important Contribution Isn’t about Freedom of the Press

Perhaps the best way we can honor Graham’s paradigm-shifting, government-deception exposing, heroic legacy is to partner with one another much sooner on the journey than Graham’s skeptical advisors partnered with her.

The Church Needs a Masterclass in How to Apologize for Sexual Assault

How can it be that a man who claims no allegiance to Christ has a stronger grasp on true repentance than a man who built a life on “making sense of God”?

Learning to Listen to #ChurchToo

Flawed and frightening as the #ChurchToo movement may be, the Christian community’s redemptive power as those indwelled by the Holy Spirit is greater.

Little Women and the Imaginative Power of Family Identity

Like the March family, the Church exists to be a unified body poised to bless the world.

Are Women Really Welcome in the World?

The power of a represented voice joining in unison with underrepresented voices was especially clear to me the night of the Scandal episode.

‘Sit with Me’: Currents of Grief in Wind River

When systems have failed and injustice abounds, will I turn away from those left in the wake of grief, unable to abide their pain if I cannot fix it, or will I offer them my presence, quiet and alongside?

Shedding Summer Skin

The nostalgia, wistfulness, and ache that Death Cab conjures up in the hearts of listeners is like no other.

Hope in My Earbuds: A Tribute to the Gilmore Guys

For Kevin Porter of Gilmore Guys, hospitality looked like a podcast with a posture of welcome and inclusion.

This is Us and the Dignity of Human Emotion

The new show This is Us dignifies raw human emotion, letting us know it’s okay to say we need God and need each other.

A Common Quest: Searching for Belonging in Emma Cline’s The Girls

We all just want to belong: in Emma Cline’s new book The Girls, this desire takes a dark turn.

Me Before You : Should Christians Engage a Film about Physician-Assisted Suicide?

If our desire is to articulate a robust pro-life position that honors all people, then boycotting Me Before You does not serve to bring about the type of purposeful dialogue that engagement would provide.