Often when Christians think or talk about race, diversity inequity, justice, or inclusion, we are overwhelmed by the depth of the brokenness of the world, by the guilt that the church and its people share over the years for treating our neighbors in this way, and by the vastness of the problem which seems to render any attempt we can make to address the problem utterly hopeless. What Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children’s and Young Adult Literature offers is…
Gibson and Beitler picture a writing classroom as a banquet complete with a gracious, loving host in the instructor and students who all bring something to the table.
Mike OwensJanuary 31, 2023
Tran’s book models a no less trenchant but more careful iconoclasm, one that seeks to name and negate the false god that fuels the evils of racism. Where others name the god “whiteness,” Tran suggests instead that its name is Mammon.
Justin BaileyJanuary 12, 2023
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to ask Eugene Heideman, who served the Reformed Church in America in a variety of roles for a half century, “What is the most important quality that a disciple of Jesus needs to demonstrate in our day and time?” He did a little bit of pondering on the question and then answered in a quite firm manner, “Humility; a follower of Jesus most needs humility!”
Kent FryDecember 30, 2022
Thiessen’s book masterfully forces readers to reexamine their own assumptions, and, though rooted in the ancient world, provides a basis for a more respectful dialogue with contemporary Judaism.
David DeJongDecember 8, 2022
Firth’s volume is an implicit clarion call for readers of all stripes to continually build a proper catholic church: orthodox in belief, yet unimaginably diverse in participation. One does not need a slimmed-down, New Testament— only Bible to come to such a conclusion— it is a foundational element of Israel’s entire history.
Jackson T. ReinhardtNovember 23, 2022
In Boss’ book, the scarcity and cold that characterizes the lives of animals in the peak of winter is held in tension with the promise that the sun will begin to shine more each day, that the snow will melt, spring ephemerals will bloom, trees will bud, and bugs will emerge. Animals are one guide God gives us to see how to live in that tension without fear.
Marie IppelNovember 9, 2022