John Backman


As a regular contributor to Huffington Post Religion and an associate of an Episcopal monastery, John Backman writes on Christian spirituality, conflict and dialogue. He authored Why CanÕt We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart, and his articles have appeared in numerous Christian publications.

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The Unsettling Humanity of Jesus

John Backman writes about passages of Scripture that find Jesus behaving remarkably human, and why these stories shouldn’t unsettle us, but comfort us.

A Guide to Ending a Conflict Without Being a Jerk

Maybe you lashed out in a debate over Scripture. Or a friend noticed how defensive…

Have We Gotten Humility Wrong?

Here’s a scene that plays out regularly in churches around the world: There will be…

Why Doesn’t God Always Heal?

RELEVANT looks at some reasons that God may choose not to heal people and why we can still trust in Him.

How to Talk With ‘Them’

John Backman explains how to apply Christian spiritual practices to conversations with those whose opinions differ from ours.