(RNS) What makes this pontiff tick? Observers and the man himself provide insight in this baker’s dozen of reading selections.
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(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
(RNS) Most of us can look back at seasons of darkness and observe the wondrous unfolding of God in our lives, says Christian teacher and author Nancy Ortberg.
(RNS) “In that backroom or whatever it is when God confronts me with my sins, I do not believe any of the kills I had during the war will be among them,” legendary sniper Chris Kyle wrote in his 2012 autobiography. “Everyone I shot was evil. I had good cause on every shot.”
(RNS) “Secular people don’t believe in anything supernatural, but that doesn’t render us sterile souls,” Phil Zuckerman said. “But because religion has constructed the language with which we describe existential wonder, it is almost like that is not our territory. But it most certainly is.”
(RNS) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explains how church, faith and theology influence her books.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I think theologians are often terrified of what we’ll discover when we go more deeply into human character if we say that a person had very complicated relationships with character, psychology, formation and sexuality,” says Dietrich Bonhoeffer biographer Charles Marsh.
(RNS) Plagiarism has been a long-standing issue among pastors, who are expected to churn out fresh content each week for sermons while in some cases also penning best-selling books.