The Weekly Hit List: August 2, 2013

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of Educating All God’s Children, was interviewed by Rachel Held Evans. Here is an excerpt:

“What would you say is the #1 thing that Christians who aren’t directly involved in education as teachers or administrators can do to help change the disparity and achievement gap within America’s public schools?

“This might surprise you, but I think Christians can have the biggest impact by becoming vocal champions of what’s possible in low-income public schools. Our society desperately needs more advocates for public schools who deeply believe in the God-given potential of every single student. If we don’t believe this type of success is possible, we will never garner the political will to enact the hard, but necessary, reforms. If we start proclaiming this belief over and over again in our communities—and then start putting our faith into action by becoming tutors, starting public school partnerships, and contacting our local, state, and national elected officials to demand change—then we’ll have a movement!”

Read the entire interview here.

 

On God’s Side media:

Jim Wallis, author of On God’s Side, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

Jim Wallis also appeared on “180 with Karl Clauson” on WYLL 1160AM Chicago.

On God’s Side by Jim Wallis was referenced by Pastor Jim Bell.

 

Quick Hits:

Of Games and God by Kevin Schut was reviewed in The Banner.

Of Games and God was also recommended by Jonathan Ryan of Geek Goes Rogue on Patheos.

Educating All God’s Children by Nicole Baker Fulgham was excerpted by Catalyst Conference.

Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K. A. Smith was reviewed by Tim Challies for American Theological Inquiry.

 

Ebook Specials:

God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World by Dean Nelson is $3.99 (77% off) through August 3.