If you’re a regular church-goer, you’ve probably heard something like the following, oh, maybe a million times: “God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to us so he could save us from our sins.” Well, that’s just great. These words formulate a basic tenet of our Christian faith. Yet what do they really mean to you and to me? Even though we have some powerful words here—God, love, sins—they are just […]
Gary Jansen is senior editor of religion and spirituality at the Crown Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. He is the author of The 15-Minute Prayer Solution, Station to Station, The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved, and the bestselling memoir, Holy Ghosts. A popular lecturer and commentator, Jansen has appeared on A&E, the Sundance Channel, the Travel Channel, Coast to Coast AM, CNN.com and NPR. His writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and USA Today.