​Forgiving Dylann Roof

From the March 2017 Print Edition

On the evening of June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof, twenty-one at the time, casually joined a group of African Americans gathered peacefully at the Emmanuel African ­Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, for a Bible study. For over an hour, he ­participated in the discussion, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Bridging a False Divide

From the April 2014 Print Edition

Two years ago, a colleague of mine, a specialist in the Old Testament, sidled over to me at a faculty party and asked, “What are you working on?” I replied eagerly, “Actually, something right up your alley. I’m writing a commentary on Second Samuel.” His face darkened and, leaning in close . . . . Continue Reading »