The Weekly Hit List: May 3, 2013

Broken Hallelujahs by Christian Scharen was reviewed in Themelios.

“Christian Scharen, echoing Andy Crouch, reminds us that “culture is not some distinct area from which we can remove ourselves” (p. 140). Fish, as the saying goes, don’t think much about their being wet.

And yet we sometimes approach the issue of engaging culture all too naively. Quite simply, we live in culture, and we are engaging it all the time.

“The question Scharen puts before us is this: How can we live in culture theologically?”

Read the rest of the review here.



On God’s Side media:

“To the Point” on Public Radio International

“Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral” on Juicy Ecumenism

“Surprising Our ‘Enemies’: What If We Flipped the Script?” by Adam Ericksen for The Common Good Forum

“What Jim Wallis, Chicago, and Free-Market Economists Can Teach Us About the Common Good” by Tyler Castle on Values & Capitalism blog

“Creating a Culture of Unity Through Interfaith Cooperation” by Rachael McNeal on The Huffington Post

Georgetown University Common Good Forum video

“Forum” on KQED-FM NPR, San Francisco

LA Quaker review


Quick Hits:

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was cited by Morgan Guyton.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

May ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 52% off.

Searching for Home by Craig M. Barnes
Conversations with Poppi about God by Robert W. Jenson and Solveig Lucia Gold
Everyday Apocalypse by David Dark
The Early Church on Killing edited by Ronald J. Sider
Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory by Markus Bockmuehl