Growing up in a port city, I often sat with my dad and watched as massive cargo ships came and went from the bay, each laden with thousands of containers full of countless treasures. The ships were so heavy they had to shut off their engines more than a mile out just to slow down to a manageable speed prior to docking. If at any point the captain lost control, disaster was imminent—the ship’s mass and momentum were too great to redirect its course…
Gospel Grace Can Revolutionize Your Mediocre Marriage
You’re married, and your husband isn’t a spiritual leader—he doesn’t initiate prayer or devotions, doesn’t take the lead in bringing the family to church, doesn’t readily show concern for your spiritual wellbeing or the children’s. He doesn’t care about faith and shows no inclination to do so. As a pastor, I’ve counseled many wives in this difficult situation.
These Christian women are struggling; maybe you are thinking: That’s exactly my situation now….
Belief in a literal Adam and Eve was once the bedrock of Christianity. Some of the most gifted thinkers in all intellectual history lived and died by this origin story. But by 1892, in a short piece titled “Extracts from Adam’s Diary,” the American literary icon Mark Twain was already openly ridiculing the very idea of an original pair.
How did Adam and Eve move from first parents to witty punchline? Enter Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt.
Greenblatt is an accomplished Shakespeare scholar and perhaps best known for his books Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2004)…