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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

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