What is a “family”? This question was the focus of the 2014 Neal A. Maxwell Lecture featuring James E. Faulconer. The entire lecture (with a few technical glitches) is now available on our YouTube channel. According to Faulconer, for hundreds of years people have tried to understand the concept of family in individualistic terms: singular people joining together […]Read More
Terryl and Fiona Givens joined me back in July of 2013 for the first episode of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, and it seems fitting that they’re back on the nice round number of episode 30.
Here we talk about their latest book The Crucible of Doubt: Reflections on the Quest for Faith. One of the fundamental […]Read More
Paul’s New Testament letter to the Romans is one of the most important Christian writings ever recorded. The passage of time has obscured the letter’s original context, not to mention the language it’s been rendered in—from its original Greek to archaic King James English. It can be difficult for readers today to appreciate the logic […]Read More
Amy-Jill Levine is a Jewish scholar with a deep love for the New Testament. Her latest book is a detailed, scholarly, and witty investigation of some of Jesus’s parables. It’s called Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Levine exposes ways the parables have been misinterpreted from the past to the present and shows that they are as relevant today as they were when they were recorded centuries ago.Read More