Scripture for Life: What was Peter expecting when he let Jesus commandeer his boat as a pulpit? Little did Peter know that when he said, "At your command, I will lower the nets," he was paraphrasing Jesus' mother.
Austen Hartke's accessible storytelling about both Scripture and transgender lives is impressive; for example, what the parables teach is that transgender Christians are not asking to be included for our own sake, but because we bring true gifts to the table.
Book review: In books and other writings since introducing the world to the Gnostic Gospels, Princeton professor Elaine Pagels has asked important questions about faith and its sources. But until now she has not explored in depth what may be the foundational question about religion: why it exists at all.