From Arraignment to Marital Arrangement—A Texas Youth’s Strange Day in Court

Texas, Lone Star, Lone Star State, Smith County

Josten Bundy, 21, must write a Biblical verse twenty-five times daily for the next two years as part of his probation. Oh yeah, and he had to get married as well.

Who Watches ‘The Watchmen’?


Matthew Gilman shows us the underlying themes in ‘The Watchmen.’ Will you ever look at ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘The Old Testament,’ ‘Iron John,’ mythology, and politics the same again?

Faith and Film: Grappling with Noah


Seminary graduate N.C. Harrisons discusses how complex works of art can inspire personal growth.

On Conflict and Peacemaking


Seminarian N.C. Harrison examines the Biblical precedents for peacemaking.

Equality and the Torah


Seminarian N.C. Harrison offers a reading of scripture that presents women as allies rather than helpers or servants.

Depression and the Old Testament


Recent seminary graduate N. C. Harrison examines the (potentially) divine origins of depression, a silent killer of men and women.

Male Violence and the Old Testament


Violence has been coded, throughout history, as male. Men have been its stereotypical perpetrators and, though we seem to forget this, its most frequent victims.

Why I Decided to Interview the Westboro Baptist Church


Can we learn something from the Westboro Baptist Church? Susie Meister thinks so.

Hell and the Love of God (Pt. 2 of 2) – Exploring Sheol, Hades, Tartarus and Gehenna


What the misunderstandings of our favorite characters and locations of hell reveal about the character of God

Into the Shadows: A History of Hell and Satan (Part 2 of 2)


With respect to any relationship between Satan in the Old Testament and Sheol, there is none.

Book of Job


My dad once had me prove I went to church by explaining that Sunday’s sermon.

Goldman Sachs Dating Rules, Old Testament–Style


If you date your coworker in the American workplace, human resources may sit you down for a talk. If you date your coworker at Goldman Sachs, your manager may send you to Tokyo and leave your girlfriend in Jersey City. In response to last week’s gender discrimination lawsuit, Heidi Moore of The Daily Beast reported […]