A recent Pew Forum report reveals that only a slim majority of Americans believe in "God of the Bible." According to scholar Linda Mercadante, these changes are also happening inside churches. What, then, do people mean by "God"?
In this series, we highlight books we think our readers may enjoy, written by authors affiliated with the Collegeville Institute. Learn about new titles Soul Tending, The Middle of Things, and Meteor Shower.
Ann Niedringhaus' poem begins: "In the midst of northern cold, self sufficiency / shrivels in washed-out light. / Outside, neighborhood children play boisterously. / Are they unpracticed in the art of worry?"
In his adolescence, Gerald Schlabach attended churches led by fundamentalists. "What is surprising me," he writes, "is how relevant some of the things that biblical fundamentalists taught me are proving to be – though maybe not in the way they expected."