Day: July 1, 2022

Merging Our Missional Silos: A Redemptive Opportunity in the Climate Crisis

The growing climate crisis hangs like a dark shadow over our collective planetary future. We can hear the rumblings of the storm, and its winds have already begun to pick up and blow things around in our present world. The global scientific community has said that 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels is the maximum global …

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From Plantation to Shalom Economics: How a Cooperative of Faith Communities Reweaves Communion in Urban and Ecological Systems

What would it mean for the church to intercept the becoming of cities and turn them toward the joy of communion? How might this alternative trajectory in the spiritual-material life of cities interact with ecological systems to cultivate shared wellbeing for all members of creation? Could the urban minister–as community organizer, community developer, prophetic dreamer …

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Review: Caring for Creation: The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment

Title: Caring for Creation: The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment Authors: Mitch Hescox and Paul Douglas Publisher: Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2016 Pages: 165 plus end notes Reviewer: Susan S. Baker It is often difficult reading about climate change crises as there seem to be so many statistics and technical jargon, …

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Mending Fences: Viewing Set Theory Through a “Both/And” Lens

The young pastor took the Ted-X stage with confidence. His well-thought-out points and stories crafted and chosen in such a manner as to drive home his main point within seventeen minutes: bounded set thinking is bad, centered set thinking is good. This line of thinking has become popularized, so it seems, among many in the …

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Review: Malestrom: How Jesus Dismantles Patriarchy and Redefines Manhood

Title: Malestrom: How Jesus Dismantles Patriarchy and Redefines Manhood. 2nd ed. Author: Carolyn Custis James Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022 Reviewer: Stephen Taylor Malestrom is actually the Second Edition of Carolyn Custis James’s 2015 book, Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World. The “Introduction” and the nine titled chapters remain the …

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Review: How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged

Title: How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged Author: Kimberly Jones Publisher: New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2022 Pages: 192 pages Reviewer: Jason Rowland Kimberly Jones’s fierce dedication to seeing people of color play offense for a change in the money game of our nation is compelling and …

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