“For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land” Ezekiel 36:24 (NIV).
Just before Jack McKay was let out of prison, a local paper ran an article that portrayed him as an unhinged, unreformed sexual predator. The message was blunt: beware, be afraid.
“Food is connected to how we live,” Stone says, and her work seeks to find ways “to bring grace into our conversations about food.” Here are some snippets of our conversation on this good gift from God and our complicated relationship with it.
In recent weeks, you may have noticed a migration of young, bleary-eyed Americans in cars stuffed with furniture, bedding and textbooks crossing the border back into the States for summer break.
Rachel Held Evans is an acclaimed blogger and New York Times bestselling author of two nonfiction books, Faith Unraveled and A Year of Biblical Womanhood.
Recently named one of “50 women to watch” by Christianity Today, Evans’s work has been featured on CBC, NPR and the BBC, as well in Huffington Post, the Washington Post, Oprah.com and The View.
“Miroslav Volf!” my friends were saying. I recognized the name – he’s a theologian/ philosopher/critic who seems to write a book every six months – but I didn’t know his work very well. I’m more of a fiction/poetry guy, and tend to get lightheaded when ascending the peaks of philosophy and theology.
Jennie Allen of Austin, Texas had a vision: to gather, equip and unleash this generation of Christian women.
Her friends had a question, not unrelated: If God is real, then what?
Allen put the two together and watched a small idea snowball, thanks to social media, into the largest interdenominational Christian women’s conference in years.
The last time anyone did a count — back in 2012 — there were approximately 30 million Facebook accounts connected to people who have died. By now that number is surely much larger.
In many cases, where the person’s death is quick, accidental and unexpected, there is no time to prepare. Those accounts live on, like an insect frozen in amber, filled with pictures and messages and notes to and from the deceased.
Imagine our reaction if about 60 percent of CRC parents chose to send their children to Muslim “catechism” classes or day schools. We would panic.
Or would we?
Arlette Zinck, an Associate Professor of English at King’s, has befriended and become a teacher for Omar Khadr, who was captured at age 15 in 2002 after a firefight with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
That’s how my three month internship in the ethnoarts started — with a music composition workshop in the small village of Mapedi. “Ethnoarts” is one word that encompasses all the specific ways a people has for expressing themselves or communicating.