In South Africa where I lived for many years, the basic “hello” greeting, sawubona, translates literally, “I see you.”
Anthropologist Kevin Birth explores the church calendar in the second of a two part series.
Why does Easter happen when it does? Anthropologist Kevin Birth explores the church calendar in the first of a two part series.
Last year, I began a series reviewing academic perspectives on evangelical Christians, beginning with James Bielo’s Words Upon the Word and T.M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back. I’m picking up this series again with Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches by Queens College anthropologist Omri Elisha. Elisha’s work came highly recommended by […]
Last week, in my discussion of what evangelicals can learn about themselves from T.M. Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back, I mentioned our approach to suffering. Originally, I wasn’t going to write another post on the book, but I wanted to come back to this important topic. Luhrmann discusses suffering in a chapter titled, “Darkness,” along with […]