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O Little Town of Bethlehem

An Advent Conversation with Chosen? As Walter Brueggemann says on the very first page of his recent book Chosen?, “Reading the Bible with reference to any contemporary issue is at best tricky and hazardous.” Reading the Bible in Advent in … Continue reading

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Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

An Excerpt from Walter Brueggemann’s 2015 Book Excerpted with Permission from Westminster John Knox Press. pp. xiii-xvii, 57 Read Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz’s Conversation with Chosen? here! Introduction The seemingly insolvable conflict between the state of Israel and the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Left Wanting More

Touchdowns for Jesus and Domestic Violence in Big-Time Sports Read Marcia Mount Shoop’s response to this review here. If, as Calvin famously said, Scripture is the lens through which we see the world, then we’re each wearing a unique pair of … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Game, It’s ‘Just War’

A Review of Ender’s Game Director and screenwriter Gavin Hood‘s stunning Ender’s Game comments on many of the crucial ethical issues of our time, much like its source material, the eponymous 1985 novel. The author, Orson Scott Card, who served … Continue reading

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