The Necessary Discomfort of Progress

ALLOW ME TO BEGIN with a story I’m embarrassed to tell. After my divorce some years ago, I dipped my toes into the tepid, algae-covered pool of online dating. Though it has its appeals, I... Read More

A Payout for All Their Houses The calamity of clandestine church bailouts during a pandemic

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Donald Trump has failed to halt the spread of the coronavirus or come to the aid of Americans falling ill from COVID-19 or suffering financially due to the widespread impact of... Read More

Racist Too Long: Measuring White Christianity An Interview with Robert P. Jones

THE ELECTION OF DONALD J. TRUMP as president of the United States brought to the forefront a politicized form of Christianity that combines white evangelicalism, white nationalism, and the prosperity gospel. However, as CEO and... Read More

What a Tiny Virus Can Teach Us Deep Truths Unearthed by a Pandemic

"WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER." If a pandemic can be said to have a slogan, this was surely it. Please, don’t take my word for it. Let’s ask Google. As a search term, “together” drifted... Read More

Beyond the Battlefield Moral Injuries and the Pandemic

Research in America is parsing the depths of psychological trauma, revealing invisible injuries beyond the traditional diagnosis of PTSD. This has important applications for healthcare workers caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid myriad tragic... Read More