On Kinship, Collective Memory, and Ukraine
The developing, collective memory of Ukraine’s recent history, with the short stories and images that encapsulate and promote it, is unlikely to be suppressed or soon forgotten.
March 29, 2022
Debt and the Land
The ethics of debt forgiveness have to account for more than just the debtor-creditor relationship
May 27, 2021
The Biblical exegesis of violence in America and Israel
March 4, 2021
A Biblical Attack on the Capitol?
The alternative facts and faulty exegesis behind Evangelicals' "Biblical worldview."
January 14, 2021
A Legal Perversion of Justice
Breonna Taylor's death and the lawlessness of law and order
October 19, 2020
Imagining History without Heroes and Villains
What the Hebrew Bible can teach Americans about reckoning with the fallenness of our nation's founders
September 14, 2020
The Bible as/and Literature
W. W. Norton & Company’s recent publication of Robert Alter’s The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary is at once a cultural accomplishment of a very high order, and an opportunity to think about the places and the spaces that “the Bible” occu...
February 18, 2019
A Legacy Greater Than “I-Thou”: A Usable Bible and a Usable Martin Buber
What can German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber still offer us fifty years after his death? Best known for his landmark book, I and Thou, which describes the possibility of encountering God when fully present to another person, Buber (1878-1965) w...