CATEGORY: Book Lists & Reviews

If You Want to Know More About Appalachia

What I found in curating this series of blog posts is more questions than answers. So, if you’d like to know more, here are some places to start.

Resources for Postliberal Preaching

These resources were provided by Dan Lewis and Pen Peery at the conclusion of their August 2017 online roundtable: “Toward the Purple Church.”

Emmett Till: Then and Now

Timothy B. Tyson’s book, The Blood of Emmett Till, is especially timely for a 21st century audience, telling the story once again within the context of the increasingly reported deaths of so many unarmed black men as well as the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thinking About Your Own Theology of Migration

Theological perspectives are lacking in news reports and political debates about immigration policies even though many religious leaders and faith communities are inspiring non-violent demonstrations and advocating for a new, more robust sanctuary movement. Indeed, there is a deep well of resources to inspire faith-filled activism.

A Method in the Midst of Madness

When the method to the madness is lost and we are simply left with just madness, how are we to respond? Examining the courageous leadership of Chief Plenty Coups of the Crow nation, Jonathan Lear offers “Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation.”

Fighting About Politics and Religion: Why Do We Do It?

Haidt was uses himself to explain the human tendency to want to defend our reputation or the reputation of our “group,” whatever that group may be in any given situation. It could be a sports team, a political party, a family, a religion — any group of which we are a part and which defines some aspect of our identity.

Reaching Out with the Gospel in Intercultural Mode

Interculturality is defined as a posture, a disposition to share our lives with the other – a space where all cultures are required to truly read and interpret the world in a more comprehensive way, is challenging. It is more than just eating a different food, or sharing a physical space with a different one.