Christianity Today has come out with its annual book awards for the best Christian books of last year. There are serious theological books by the likes of Alister McGrath, new religious fiction by Anne Rice, and a book I hadn’t yet heard of by N.T. Wright — I’ve never read a bad book by him,…

Does God promise us justice? The short answer seems to be no. Well, maybe. Probably not. The Book of Job, which we’ve been delving into in the Twible these past few weeks, raises all the requisite questions about suffering — the most important one being: if God is just, then why does life so often…

I’ve never had an experience of chronic pain, the kind where you want to die most of the time because your suffering is so terrible. I have had brief experiences with pain like that, like the time I decided to save money by having my root canal done by a dental student. Note to self:…

All your childhood, when people asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, I’m guessing you didn’t say “slave.” But according to evangelical writer and pastor John F. MacArthur, that’s what every Christian should aspire to. It’s only because of a consistent mistranslation of the New Testament that we don’t know who…

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Jana Riess

Jana Riess is the author of Flunking Sainthood, a 2011 book about failing at twelve different spiritual practices. She is also currently working on The Twible, a three-year Twitter project with humorous daily Bible updates for your amusement (find her on Twitter as @janariess). She has a few silly degrees from swanky schools but was never once able to climb the rope in gym class. Her spiritual director is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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