When the Beatitudes Aren’t Meant for You: Learning from Impoverished Nicaraguans and a Faithful Centurion

When I was 23 years old, through circumstances that still seem like some strange set of miracles or angel-nudges, I…

New Podcast Series: The Problem of Good (and Evil)

Dr. Dru Johnson has teamed up with Passages once again for Season 2 of Discover Your Roots—The Problem of Good…

Virtual Communion

Por que Congregar? Tecnologia Virtual e a Ceia do Senhor

Em uma recente visita a amigos na Escócia, notei como os escoceses descreveram os últimos dois anos como “o bloqueio”,…

Black American slaves preaching and listening to Scripture

Black American Slaves Understood the Bible Better Than White Americans Did. Why?

Abraham Lincoln famously lamented in his Second Inaugural Address that folks in the Confederacy and Union “read the same Bible.”…

Sukkot and Exile

Learning Empathy through Exile

Editor’s note: This year, the Jewish festival of Sukkot runs October 9–16. This article explores the significance of this holiday…

Embodied worship

All Worship Is Shared in the Body of Christ: The Limitations and Uses of Online Services

The pandemic changed our relationship with worship dramatically. At the beginning of 2020, many of us had never heard of…

Part of the Embodying Biblical Rituals in a Digital Age series

Church Search

The Torah Can Guide Your Search for a Healthy Church

‘This feels like when my parents announced they were getting divorced after I graduated high school. I wondered how much…

Virtual Communion

Why Gather? Virtual Technology and the Lord’s Supper

On a recent visit with friends in Scotland, I noticed how the Scots described the last two years as “the…

Part of the Embodying Biblical Rituals in a Digital Age series

Become Like God?

Is It Good or Bad to Become Like God?

Many Christians aspire to be “like God” in certain respects—to be loving, just, merciful, wise—and indeed, this might even be…