Spring/Summer 2009 issue cover

Spring/Summer 2009


Disobedient Ancestors

Québec’s priests, tricksters, and ‘runners-of-the-woods’ as seen through one family’s history. By D. Y. Béchard

When Child Soldiers Become Filmmakers

The frontlines of the Colombian civil war may seem an unlikely place for children to reflect on ethics, but with cameras in hand, they reveal a world where evil has become normal. By Kurt Shaw

Life in a Godless Place

New religious immigrants are challenging the resolute secularism of Québec. By Nicolas Langelier

O Thou Mastering Light

For the believer, spiritual innocence remains the only condition in which intellectual truth can occur, and wonder is the precondition for all wisdom. By Christian Wiman

Listening to the Small Voice

With rising numbers of orphans worldwide, it is time to develop a theology that places their concerns at the center. By Elizabeth J. A. Siwo-Okundi


Good Samaritans in a World Economy

A Christian vision of neighborly obligation is more important than ever. By Douglas A. Hicks and Mark Valeri

An Uncomfortable Mormon

Recent events have countered the hope that anti-Mormonism in American culture was thawing. By Taylor Petrey

Faith in the Face of Abuse

Religious leaders need to be helpful to victims of domestic violence. By Nancy E. Nienhuis

Obama’s High Wire

Barack Obama’s interfaith approach to public religion holds risk and opportunity. By Matthew Weiner and Varun Soni

In Review

Required Reading

Ethics and Vulnerability in Watchmen

Ethics and the many dimensions of vulnerability interweave in Watchmen. By Jonathan Schofer


Young Evangelicals Rock

Christian youth culture in Eileen Luhr’s Witnessing Suburbia. By Amy Sullivan


A Homeland Imagined and Consumed

Swades: A nonresident Indian rediscovers ‘home.’ By Richard Delacy



By Joanna Klink

Owl in Retrograde

By Paula Bohince


By Paula Bohince


The Stories within Our Stories

Narratives, and certain narrative styles, can be used as weapons as much as they are tools of revelation. By Wendy McDowell


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