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In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

The Party of Ayn Rand's Discontent
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson. Oxford University Pres ...

In the Stacks, June 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There a ...

In the Stacks, June 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

This week's books of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too ...

In the Stacks, June 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

from Africa through slavery and the journey into the 20th century. It would after all be impossible to discuss 20th-century music and the civil rights/black power movement without putting James Brown ...

Chronicling Belief's Strange Wonders
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the country in Between by Jeff Sharlet. WIT ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

incidents from 20th-century history, from the Amritsar massacre in India through the fire-bombing of Dresden ...

In the Stacks, May 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

the approximately 200,000 men and women deliberately executed during the war, the 20,000 supporters of the Republic ...

In the Stacks, May 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Here are my picks in this week’s books of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets ...

Maurice Sendak Has Died
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery ...

Book Review: Almost Amish
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

If I had seen just the title of Almost Amish, I probably wouldn't have been attracted to it: I'm not a fan of Amish fiction, and I've heard too much about Amish puppy mills. ...

Bearing Witness in Contentious Times
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Debra Dean Murphy Four books that encourage people of faith to bring more light and less heat to the public square—and to our pews. ...

More Books on Faith and Politics
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Debra Dean Murphy The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good , by Marcia Pally (Eerdmans) Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics , by L ...

Fun, Fantasy, and Other Deep Truths
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Nick Harkaway, writer of novels that brim with humor and meaning, talks about legacy, not-so-silly writing, and the moral ...

Fictional Truths
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Four novels with nothing in common except storytelling done well. Four novels with nothing in ...

Little-Known Swedenborg Gets Fresh Look in New Book
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON—William Blake, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Martin Luther King Jr. and even Helen Keller all found something to like in Emanuel Swedenborg. Emanuel who? A new book, “Swedenborg,” by author and former Blondie bassist Gary Lachman attempt ...

In the Stacks, April 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

Here are my picks in this week’s books of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets ...

Why Ross Douthat Thinks We’re ‘A Nation of Heretics’
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Since the 1960s, Ross Douthat argues, institutional Christianity has suffered a slow-motion collapse, leaving the country without the moral core that carried it through foreign wars, economic depressions and r ...

In The Stacks: April 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation By Elaine Pagels, Reviewed by Dale B. Martin Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Revie ...

A Noted Atheist (No Not That One, The Other One) on What Religion Can Teach Non-Believers
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 7:47am | Type: Blog

This is not another book that simply critiques religion. In Religion For Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, Alain de Botton, a noted author on a wide range of themes – from architec ...

Soul Force vs. The Assassin
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

satyagraha movement in the 20th century. While Gandhi maintained that his tactics of nonviolent struggle ...

In the Stacks, March 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being published that I would love to read, but just don’t have the time. So, I rely on reading book ...

Do Atheists Have Anything to Learn From Religion?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

In his new book, "Religion For Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion" Alain de Botton outlines an array of things he contends religions get right and that atheists can adopt t ...

In the Stacks, March 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being published that I would love to read, but just don’t h ...

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

What makes The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates remarkable is the parallel examination of two men with the same name's narratives, giving the reader an opportunity to identify the points when their li ...

In The Stacks: Wenesday, March 14
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being published that I would love to read, but just don’t h ...

In The Stacks: Friday, March 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being published that I would love to read, but just don’t h ...

In the Stacks: Required Reading with Duane Shank
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

have an impact on public policy: Revolution 2.0.: The Power of the People Is Greater Than ... of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the United States into a major world power. ...

Were You There?
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone. JAMES CONE’S The Cross and The Lynching Tr ...

What Kind of God Do You Have?
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacia M. Brown Excerpt from Accidents and Providence by Stacia M. Brown, 2012. It is 1649. King Charles ha ...

Happy Birthday Charlie! Dickens' 200th Celebrated Worldwide
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

As the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens is celebrated around the world today, it seems like a great opportunity to get to know the author a little better. “Come in, and know m ...

The Bible Unbound
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Tim Kumfer Liberating Biblcal Study: Scholarship, Art, and Action in Honor of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice, ed ...

Power Ballads for Jesus
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism, by David W. Stowe. ...

Abandoning Women to Flames
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Alisa Harris In a country where parents lit their wounded daughters on fire, women lit themselves on fire to escape. I couldn’t shake the ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 4:41am | Type: Blog

and professional editor for 20+ years would seem to qualify one to be an editor... We are enthusiastically ... If 20 years of editing qualifies you to be an editor (I think it does), then why not 20 years ... http://freedom4captives.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/48-a-bit-troubling/#com... With all due respect to With all due respect to Sarah's statement, 'But I’ll ...

Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination
Originally Posted: 01/10/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

and skillful task has been obvious for some 20 years since, in partnership with Richard Middleton, he wrote ...

Local Church as Radical Witness
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Smith War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity, by Stanley Hauerwas. ...

Prayer, Poetry, Politics
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence. And, Fasting For Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual ...

The Gospel According to Charles Dickens: Exegeting Ebenezer Scrooge
Originally Posted: 12/28/2011 - 7:57pm | Type: Blog

A Christmas Carol, I would argue, is not ultimately about Christmas, but conversion. Christmas as Ebenezer “Marley was dead, to begin with.” So begins the classic ta ...

They Called Him a Dissident: Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)
Originally Posted: 12/19/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Though admittedly I hunger after his well-crafted words, what I desire more so and will miss in greater ways is the manner in which he led and wrought deep and lasting change. Dis ...

A Life of Spiritual Adventure
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle Dorothy Day's deep love of God and her unwavering ability to see God in those the world shuns. ...

Cultivating Fruits of Transformation
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 12:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

decided on a rough, building-less, 20-acre plot of land, which was once farmland but at the time of his ...

‘Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes’ – Charismatic Christianity 2.0?
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

turn-of-the-20 th -century Pentecostal movement, which created a plethora of new denominations, the Charismatic ...

Waxing Poetic: The Great Gatsby Revisited As Audiobook
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

At the kitchen counter chopping vegetables doing dishes and looking out at the old avocado farm across the canyon and in the car driving up and down Pacific Coast Highway to appointments school ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

with a 20 year old fatwa from the Ayatollah Khomeini hanging over his head, feels comfortable strolling ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

20 percent and as high as 59 percent. When credit card companies charge 25 or 30 percent interest ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

A Memoir in Six Words: What Would Yours Say?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

In teaching my students the concept of a thesis the other day -- trying to convey that a thesis not just a sentence but rather an overarching statement of what the whole paper will be about -- it occu ...

"Pay It Forward": Excerpt from BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith & the Heart of Justin Bieber
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The idea behind my new book BELIEBER!: Fame, Faith and The Heart of Justin Bieber was to peel back the veneer of celebrity and take a closer look at Justin as a person and as a cultural phenomenon ...