The Gift of Food BY: Stephen and Karen Baldwin We live in a community where fast food is abundant. I wonder what children are growing up thinking as they fuel up with paper wrapped food often eaten in the car on the way somewhere.
The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys (Mark A. Noll, 2003) BY: Denis Haack In The Rise of Evangelicalism, Mark Noll tells the story of the roots of American evangelicalism by writing a history of the era marked by the leadership, preaching, and writing of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and John and Charles Wesley.
Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?: Understanding the Differences Between Christianity and Islam (Timothy George, 2002) BY: Denis Haack Dr George writes not to arm Christians with material for arguments, but to encourage understanding of Islam and compassionate interaction with Muslims.
Islam and the Cross: Selections from Ďthe Apostle to Islamí (Samuel M. Zwemer, 2002) BY: Denis Haack Islam and the Cross is a reprinting of selections from the writings of Samuel Zwemer a missionary who worked tirelessly to bring the gospel to the Islamic world.
Wonderful Words of Life: Hymns in American Protestant History and Theology (Edited by Richard J. Mouw and Mark A. Noll, 2004) BY: Denis Haack In Wonderful Words of Life, eleven scholars and musicians (not all evangelicals) explore the history, theology, and impact of Protestant hymns in worship, devotional life, and society.
Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
Closer (Mike Nichols, 2004) BY: Denis Haack How do we live with integrity in the face of desire? The ancient Hebrew sage linked the death of desire to death itself (Ecclesiastes 12:5); Davidís conviction expressed in poetry, was that knowing God was inexplicable unless the delight of the divine shaped our deepest desire (Psalm 37:4).
Hiding Assets: Friend or Outlaw?: Discernment Exercise BY: Denis Haack Because of growing pluralism, we find ourselves at least occasionally faced with requests from people that appear to clash with what we believe to be right and true.
Oakenfold, A Lively Mind (2006) BY: Raymond Blanton This is an album of wonder, the kind that heartily purges the true intentions of how we interpret music. I mean, how do we approach music that has minimal to nil lyrics? Do we look then at the cultural context, the individual and their artistry as well as their intentionality?
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I donít much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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