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Rebirth of the Church? (Book Review)

Rebirth of the Church? (Book Review)

According to this WIN-Gallup international poll on religiosity, Germany is the 5th LEAST religious country in the world (following on the heels of the likes of China, Japan, and Korea). Only France has us “beat” in the Western world. The Rebirth of the Church: Applying Paul’s Vision for Ministry in Our Post-Christian World by Eddie Gibbs is … Continue reading

Book review: Spirit & Trauma, by Shelly Rambo

Book review: Spirit & Trauma, by Shelly Rambo

Shelly Rambo, Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010). xiv+ 176 pp., Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-664-23503-1.  This has been on my “to read” shelf since its appearance in 2010. I was actually in Professor Shelly Rambo’s graduate seminar on Theology & Trauma at Boston U. She was a wonderful … Continue reading

A church that review books?

A church that review books?

The Englewood Review of Books: In their own words, “The Englewood Review of Books is a weekly book review published by Englewood Christian Church, Indianapolis. We review books that we believe are valuable resources for the people of God, as we follow the mission of God: i.e., the reconciliation of all things. … Our friend, … Continue reading

Advent Reflection

Advent Reflection

Today’s Advent reflection is brought to you by the Franciscan Richard Rohr. It was too good not to share. It’s taken from an extraordinary little book I’m reading through this year called Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent. Exceedingly and abundantly worth its modest price of $2.99 on Amazon.com. No one knows who the … Continue reading

Cabinet of Curiosities: Saturday Edition

Cabinet of Curiosities: Saturday Edition

I’m starting a new weekly (ha! we’ll see how long that lasts) post of wonderful links to other people’s wonderfulness. (You can tune in the other 6 days a week for my own wonderfulness. Just trying to keep a healthy balance here.) And without further ado, I present this week’s cabinet of curiosities: The Ideal … Continue reading

Book Review: Tribal Church by Carol Howard Merritt

Book Review: Tribal Church by Carol Howard Merritt

I’m a lay leader in a wonderful, thriving, and extremely diverse international church in Munich. There are black people, white people, loads of kids and babies, and a very small smattering of teens; and then the demographic chart picks up again with older (50+) people (*my mother would say this is not old, but from … Continue reading