Editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman gather essays by A-list writers about the importance of the ACLU, and the fragility of civil rights.

What is the church to do in such a tumultuous climate of rapid change? We’re living in a time of unprecedented change—secularism, science, technology, communications, migration, generational differences, political pendulum swings, and more. Within this tornadic environment, the church has, in many cases, been somewhat dazed as to how to reach those far from God in this ever-changing culture. Some are anchoring themselves in their shelters—like ostriches with their heads in the sand—hoping that this too shall pass. Others have been vehemently upset, fighting to “reclaim” some kind of moral or religious ground they feel they have lost, or that’s…

In my recent book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible, I argued that there were two major kinds of archaic words in the KJV, not one. And in the most flagrant example I’ve ever seen of plagiarism by time machine, I just discovered a commentator from 150 years ago saying precisely the same thing. In his Lectures Exegetical and Practical on the Epistle of James, published in 1871, Robert Johnstone quotes a verse from the King James Version: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own…