Scholars studying rhetoric—public attempts at persuasion rooted in the political sphere—have utilized two simple rhetorical standards to judge speakers—the internal standard and the external standard. Can these standards help Christians gain clarity in how we should view Mr. Trump as a viable candidate?
Middle East reporter Jayson Casper reflects on the various responses of Arab Christians to suffering and persecution at the hands of radical Islamists.
God's love reframes our existence, but we have to be willing to entertain druken prayers to get in on it.
Unfortunately, there is virtually no meaningful conversation between these two sets of citizens/politicians because of the prevalence of either/or thinking in the political realm: It’s my way or the highway. How can we hold our convictions faithfully while keeping our ears open? Humility and love have significant roles to play in authentic and gracious dialogue with others.
From sundown on May 4 to sundown on May 5, we celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). Out of respect and remembrance for the millions and millions of imagebearers lost during the Holocaust, psychologist Andrew Tix reflects on the psychological factors that went into Christian violence, absence, silence and overall abject failure of love during the Holocaust.
“They know and do not know that action is suffering / And suffering is action.” (Thomas the Archbishop, from T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral). Marilyn Chandler McEntyre guides us through some lessons from literature on suffering. Our tutors include T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, among others.