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What Is Policing For, and How Do We Reform It?

What Is Policing For, and How Do We Reform It?

To rebuild the public realm, we must reform the police; to do that, we should turn to the policing principles first set out in 1829 by Robert Peel: the “police” are just members of the public “who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

Justice in a Time Out of Joint
Politics and Political Service
Be Re-enchanted
Preparing for Death: Philosophy, Meet Theology
All Aboard the Generation Ship
The End of the World, One Year In: Notes from (Off) Campus

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The Sermonizer

Open Bible

The Black Church

“Is there a word from the Lord?”

Eucharistic adoration


Discerning the Signs of the Times

Open hymnal


A Living Witness

Hymnals in pews


Announcing the Good News

The Awakening

The Awakening

The Awakening, with Walter Brueggemann and director Eliot Rausch, is part two of a six-part series produced by Bittersweet Monthly.

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Forerunners: Sojourner Truth
The Complexities of Forbearance
Openings in Our Fractured Republic
Citizens Aren’t Just Born. They’re Formed
Sowing for Trust
Illiberal Feminism

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Expanding the Conversation

  • Dante Stewart probes perennial inconsistencies: "If they invaded the U.S. Capitol with Confederate flags, a noose, and other symbols of American hatred and were simply escorted out of the building, what does that say about a country that allows it?"
  • "Our society is grappling with a soul-sickness that is ultimately an infection of our imagination. An election may address symptoms, but how do we treat the underlying disease? How to heal the imagination? Perhaps this is what the arts are for," writes James K.A. Smith.
  • If the Black Death caused the Renaissance, will COVID-19 also create a golden age? Historian Ada Palmer takes up this question by looking backwards, correcting popular assumptions around the storied glory of the Renaissance period and the comparative darkness of the Middle Ages.

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