Chris Berry

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Can Love Survive Addiction and Co-Dependency?

This is a serious honor. We’ve received permission from filmmaker Kurt Neale to post his incredible new documentary, <i>Ask: Can Love Survive Addiction</i> …

Poor and Uninsured in Texas

Without a transplant, Geronimo Oregón would die of liver failure. Could he navigate one of the most restrictive health-care systems in the country?<p>Geronimo Oregón was wheeled out of the intensive-care unit at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital on April 17, 2016, his body wired with electrodes and his …

Back To School, I Mean Anxiety, I Mean School

After months of swimming pools and sleeping late, the school year is upon us. For so many reasons, we rejoice in its arrival. The fall means that we …

Parenting

Throwback Thursday: The 1983 Interview with…Robert Farrar Capon!

Another gem from <i>The Wittenburg Door</i>, the satirical Christian magazine of yore which brought some heavy-lifting (and light-humored) interviews back in …

Scientific Research

Francis to priests: Get your hands dirty; people aren't just 'cases'

Joshua J. McElwee The Francis Chronicles Rome <b>The Francis Chronicles:</b> Pope Francis has exhorted Catholic priests to enter into the complications of …

The Very Definition of Romance (10 Years In)

The bad news is, we have to wait until July before we can hold Heather Havrileksy’s <i>How to Be a Person in the World</i> in our sweaty hands. The good news …

A Father, a Dying Son, and the Quest to Make the Most Profound Videogame Ever | WIRED

You find yourself in a hotel room in a strange city, like a character in the first scene of a videogame.<p>Take a second to get oriented, to remember …

Washington State

From the Archives: MLK’s Eulogy for Martyred Children

<i>The following speech/sermon was given by Martin Luther King, Jr after the bombing at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963, just</i> …

Faith

Pope says he's 'a sinner in need of God's mercy'

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis describes himself as "a sinner" in need of God's mercy, in an upcoming book where he also urges the Catholic Church …

Star Wars’ Finn Awakens: The Troopers, The Traitors, and Me

I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>. The film came out the year I was born, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t catch it at …

Star Wars

No Wholeness Outside Our Reciprocal Humanity

The American justice and penal systems may be hot topics today, but it isn’t the only reason that Bryan Stevenson’s <i>Just Mercy</i> became a New York Times …

Hung Up

The Wild West of an Ashley Madison Internet

Up until a week ago, I would have told you that a website called Ashley Madison must be a name generator for preppy girls who like monograms. I know. …

For All the Sinners and Saints: An Interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber

(Getty/Craig F. Walker)The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of the leading voices in progressive Christianity. In 2008, as a Lutheran seminarian at Iliff …

Don’t be afraid or ashamed to go to Confession, says Pope

The Pope made his appeal during his Angelus address on Sunday<p>Pope Francis has said that people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to …

Christianity

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

In a World of Suffering, the “And Yet”

Well, Modern Love’s Daniel Jones is certainly <i>not</i> on vacation. This past Friday’s installment of our favorite relationships column was a heat-seeking …

12-Year-Old Terminal Cancer Patient Distributes Legos to Other Sick Kids

Twelve-year-old Joseph Dees has been living with glioblastoma, an incurable brain tumor, for four years, enduring radiation, chemotherapy and many …

I was a fallible patriot: I served during Iraq, and so wanted to believe and strike first

I supervised Air Force tankers that bombed Iraq. I feared mushroom clouds over America. I let fear overrule reason<p>Twelve years ago I supervised the launch of four U.S. Air Force tankers into the late afternoon sky from a base 30 miles north of Cambridge, England. Then night came, and somewhere in …

Two cheers for the Declaration of Independence: The weird, contradictory and radical vision of human equality that America couldn’t handle

How a bold vision of universal human rights, written by a slaveowner, bedeviled America and changed the world<p>What exactly do we celebrate on the Fourth of July? I mean, beyond meat charred beyond recognition and then slathered with sriracha, beer that is either too watery or tastes like soup left …

I’m Gay, Christian—And No Longer an Outcast

A generation ago, I would have been too gay for my fellow evangelicals and too evangelical for my fellow gay Americans. But, as Christians grow more tolerant and gay people grow more comfortable identifying with religion, the tension between these two identities is beginning to ease.<p>Last Sunday …

Pope Francis, inviting prayers for Greece, on what really matters in politics

Greece is in arrears on its sizable debt, and Europe is busy trying to understand how to handle the crisis. One approach is the stance taken by German chancellor Angela Merkel, who—like her government’s hard-lined finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble—is showing little mercy for Greece, and putting …

America’s Unexpected Civil Rights Champion

Nikki Haley’s leadership reminds us how change happens.<p>Throughout the long fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson and his allies kept hoping they might find “a Southern Vandenberg,” that is, a segregationist Democrat who would switch sides and galvanize bipartisan support for the …

Black History

The Pope’s Moral Case for Taking On Climate Change

Francis’s first encyclical is a cry to save the environment—and make a priority of theology over politics.<p>“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers.” It is a statement of fact, an intellectual premise, a gentle claim of territory. In his new encyclical on environmental …

Christianity

I Still Believe in Love & Mercy (and Brian Wilson)

Saw <i>Love & Mercy</i> last night, and wow. As reviewers have been noting, it is <i>not</i> your average biopic, and certainly not much of a summer film, despite …

What Pope Francis and Joseph Biden Can Teach Us About Suffering

On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden will bury his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died May 30 at the age of 46 after a long …

Pope Francis the Chemist Should Give Congress a Science Lesson

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Distinguishing Between Law and Gospel: A Brief Guide

<i>This handy guide comes from the first appendix to our newest book, Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints), coauthored by Will McDavid,</i> …

On Christian Friendship

I remember the high school Bible studies of my Deep South upbringing would often remind students to be wary of whom they befriended. They told …