Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology by: Derek C. Schuurman, Popcultured: Thinking Christianly About Style, Media and Entertainment by: Steve Turner
At first glance, prolific writer and poet Steve Turner, and associate professor of computer science Derek Schuurman appear to have little in common.
Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life around the Table with Recipes
This book is fantastic. It’s fun and inspiring, with many moments of profound insight. The book revolves around the themes of hospitality, food, friends, family, infertility, love, and shame. It asks us to look into the truth of who we are created to be, to see the Spirit of God in the present moment in either fast and feast
When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church
Author: Lillian Daniel
Author and pastor Lillian Daniel’s latest book, When ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church, is her attempt to surprise the rapidly growing demographic of people who identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR).
The Relational Pastor: Sharing Christ by Sharing Ourselves
Author: Andrew Root
In The Relational Pastor: Sharing in Christ by Sharing Ourselves, Andrew Root sets himself against the ethos of individualism he claims has been undermining genuine Christian ministry since the Industrial Revolution. In contrast, he proposes a new theology of ministry that asks churches to make relationships central, because “relationships draw us into the very presence of Christ.”
Arguing with Friends: Keeping your friends and your convictions
Author: Paul Buller
“The devil always sends errors into the world in pairs – pairs of opposites,” wrote C.S. Lewis. “He relies on your extra dislike of one to draw you gradually into the opposite one.” In Arguing With Friends: Keeping Your Friends and Your Convictions,Paul Buller (an engineer by training) tries to help us navigate between two errors when discussing our beliefs with those who disagree…
Taste and See: An Invitation to Read the Bible
Author: Annabel Robinson
“Try it, you’ll like it!” In a consumer age, a version of this old advertising line calls spiritual seekers to read the Bible. Taste and See invites readers to engage with the Bible and be introduced to God, “whom the Bible is all about.”
Why People Don’t Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith
Author: Paul Chamberlain
When people of faith take time to understand what their atheist critics say, they are liked to be disturbed, writes Paul Chamberlain, in Why People Don’t Believe: Confronting Seven Challenges to Christian Faith. “The case against religion is unsettling…. I believe it is meant to be so.” But allowing oneself to be disturbed by the gravity of the accusations is the first step toward searching out thoughtful, honest responses that bolster one’s own faith and prepare religious believers to dialogue with people who raise objections to faith.
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Healing the Gospel: A Radical Vision for Grace, Justice, and the Cross
Author: Derek Flood
Browsing your local Christian bookstore or favorite online bookseller quickly reveals the current trend of books on the gospel: What is the gospel? What’s wrong with the gospel? How do we share the gospel? Is the gospel really good news? These questions are being asked across theological spectrums.