Four Fold Approach

Two young women, both mothers of young children, one of a child no more than a few days old, stood boldly in a stadium with people screaming for their deaths. They were not wearing the clothing of those dedicated to the goddess Ceres as they were supposed to. Before going out into the arena, Perpetua … Continue reading Four Fold Approach

Christ in the Silence

Book review of C.F. Andrew's Christ in the Silence In 2012 in the dustiest part of the university library, I pulled out a book with a deep blue jacket and, for me, a somewhat haunting title: Christ in the Silence. I sat there for about an hour thumbing through the pages, but didn’t end up … Continue reading Christ in the Silence

Early Anabaptist Spirituality: Selected Writings

Book Review of Daniel Liechty's Early Anabaptist Spirituality I’ve been researching early Anabaptism for several months now and the book Early Anabaptist Spirituality by Daniel Liechty is mentioned often enough to have taunted me for some time now. It’s sat in my check-out cart, un-purchased, for months though because I had a feeling that I … Continue reading Early Anabaptist Spirituality: Selected Writings

Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race by Diane Perkins Castro

Book Review of Diane Perkins Castros' Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race When I was given a copy of this book to review, I knew only very broadly what the book was about and knew nothing about the author herself. It can be a bit uncomfortable reviewing books … Continue reading Confessions of a Tomboy Grandma: On the Eternal Destiny of the Human Race by Diane Perkins Castro

Book Review: Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis

Although Ellen F. Davis’ short book clocks in at just under 200 pages of actual content, it packs quite a punch. Reading it led me to pour through texts all across the Old Testament to see if these themes she drew out from them, which I had never heard before, are truly there. For the … Continue reading Book Review: Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture by Ellen F. Davis

Have We Misunderstood Jesus’ Call to Love Our Enemies?

In this article, Dennis Linscomb attempts to explain how a pacifist’s interpretation of Matthew 5:44, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who hurt you” is actually incorrect and that such a narrow and literal view is not how it was originally intended to be taken. I do not have space … Continue reading Have We Misunderstood Jesus’ Call to Love Our Enemies?