Church & Theology

C. Christopher Smith

C. Christopher Smith on the Slow Church Movement

C. Christopher Smith is a member of the Englewood Christian Church community on the urban Near Eastside of Indianapolis. He is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books and co-author of Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. He is currently finalizing a book with the tentative title Reading for the Common Good. KW: What …

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Catholics for Justice

Missionaries of Mercy: Evangelicals and Catholics for Justice

Guest Post by Peter Goodwin Heltzel “Writing theology is like writing a love letter,” said Gustavo Gutiérrez, the author of A Theology of Liberation, on Wednesday May 6th at Fordham University in New York City. As we passionately write love letters to our beloved, so we should write theology passionately about our God. Merciful love …

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forgiveness is the most exciting word

Why forgiveness is the most exciting word you know. (Seriously!)

Forgiveness. What a tired word. It lacks energy. It sounds like it has a “hmphh” in it. It lands like a thud. For Americans, who love everything to be moving forward—new stuff, exciting and heroic stuff—forgiveness sounds about as exciting as going to the library. It feels old. It looks backward. It’s slowing down to …

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Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight on A Fellowship of Differents in the Local Church

Scot McKnight is Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary, in Lombard Illinois. He and Kris have been married for over 41 years, they have two children and two grandchildren. Scot is an author of more than fifty books including the recent Kingdom Conspiracy and A Fellowship of Differents: Showing the World God’s Design for Life …

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Faith in the Darkness

A.J. Swoboda on Faith in the Darkness

A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. A. J. started and serves Theophilus Church in urban Portland. He is the author of Messy and is the coauthor of Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology and the recently released A Glorious Dark — a book that embraces the tension between …

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