I had the opportunity to see Keesmaat and Walsh speak on their latest joint effort, Romans Disarmed, last fall. The medium-sized lecture hall at Community Christian Reformed Church in Kitchener was packed, with nearly 100 people in attendance. Every seat was full. People were sitting in the aisle, standing against the walls, in the gymnasium…
Jemar Tisby has quickly become a household name for those in the Reformed tradition who follow conversations about race and religion in the United States. Founder and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective (formerly the Reformed African American Network), Tisby is a Christian lecturer, writer, and podcaster, focusing on the history of race and Christianity in the United States of America.
For the past couple of decades, multiculturalism and diversity have been key goals of many Protestant churches and denominations. But our churches seem as segregated today as they did at the turn of the millennium.
N.T. Wright’s books tend to produce spinoffs. As he slowly and carefully completes his expansive and exhaustive multi-volume Christian Origins and the Question of God, Wright continues to publish more accessible works at an amazing rate.
There are many things to appreciate and learn from in Kageler’s book. He wants to see interfaith dialogue without giving up exclusive truth claims. He wants to see interfaith cooperation without diluting the truth of the gospel. He wants to see youth take the responsibility of leading and organizing their own youth programs. He wants to see youth take a larger role in the church. He wants the church to make room for youth to exercise their gifts, without compromising what worship is.