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.
Glory in the Margins is a gift and a challenge: a collection that could be well-worn by pastors and prisoners, could be healing in both a hospital room or busy auditorium, and could offer inspiration in both the quiet of personal devotion or a bustling sanctuary.
Dana VanderLugtJuly 6, 2022
In today's polarized climate politics can be difficult to navigate—especially with friends and family. In this interview, Steve has a conversation with President Greg Christy of Northwestern College in which he discusses his lasting friendship with the late George McGovern—former senator from South Dakota and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate.
Jason LiefOctober 28, 2020
Book Review: Reformed Theology & Evolutionary Theory, by Gijsbert van den Brink, Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2020. By Tony Jelsma, Professor of Biology, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA Many of us who grew up in the Reformed tradition, with its value placed on the authority of Scripture, also inherited a young earth creationist (YEC) perspective. For those of us who then went on in the sciences, jettisoning that YEC perspective could be a traumatic experience. Some (like me) may have lived…
Tony JelsmaAugust 11, 2020
The polarization of the United States is most recently symbolized by the mask—a small piece of cloth with two rubber bands that has become a symbol for a much broader conflict. (For an excellent theological discussion of mask wearing see Cambria Kaltwasser’s post.) Many Evangelicals have thrown their support behind President Trump as a calculated strategy to win what they see as a “culture war”. Feeling their way of life is in danger, they support President Trump to ensure conservative…
Jason LiefJune 22, 2020
Recent conversations about diversity initiatives in higher education include two complicated, interconnected issues: religious civility and progressive ideologies. For example, in October 2018, Eboo Patel wrote “Faith is the Diversity Issue Ignored by Colleges” for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and more recently, Inside Higher Ed published a piece by Patel in which he points to a noticeable difference between the views of “diversity progressives” and the minority groups they seek to elevate. More pointedly, he wonders whether diversity efforts…
Emily Grace and Rachel GriffisNovember 18, 2019