Why are there so many who can assent to the essentials of the Christian faith and yet live as if they had never heard the gospel? Undoubtedly there are many reasons. But this much can be said with …Read more
Over the past half-century, American doctors have begun to use the tools of medicine not merely to make sick people better but to make well people better than well. Bioethicists call these tools “enhancement technologies,” and usually characterize them as …Read more
Even though Soul Searching was published in 2005, there is little reason to think that things have improved in the spiritual lives of American teens. In fact, in a follow-up study, Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of …Read more
How are the Middle Ages like the decades before and after the turn of the 21st century? Both are characterized by religious syncretism—the blending of different philosophical and religious beliefs and practices.
Historian Peter Gay describes the four centuries …Read more