Christian communities can criticize and resist current trends toward faith deconstruction, but they may only succeed in pushing more people out into the wilderness where they are less likely to find the life-giving waters for which they thirst.
Both as president and private citizen, Jimmy Carter has relied on God’s guidance. In an excerpt from his new biography, Jonathan Alter examines this constant in Carter’s life.
What role does religion have to play for a leader facing his darkest hours? In the midst of civil war, in the valley of despair, Abraham Lincoln grappled with this question.