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2016-FFW

Next week brings my favorite conference,
the biennial Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College!

 
We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall…
Please do stop by and see us,
pick up a FREE copy of our newest print issue, and
enter to win some of the hundreds of dollars of prizes that we will be giving away!
 

Here’s a guide to the sessions that I would most like to attend
(No more than one per time-slot).

Although there are many other excellent sessions that run concurrently with each of these.
( Times are subject to vary. Consult your Festival program onsite to confirm time and location )
 
 

Thursday April 14 – P.M.

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Today is the 90th birthday of theologian Jürgen Moltmann!

In honor of the occasion we offer the following videos that introduce his theology…

*** Books by Moltmann ***

1 – Theology of Joy

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One of this week’s best new releases is:

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
James K.A. Smith

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
The author recorded these five brief video clips as an introduction to the book…
 
 

Part 1: A Spirituality for Culture-Makers




 
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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 9:
Chapter 9 / Epilogue

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Previous Conversation: Part 8

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I bought a copy of this great new book for my wife’s birthday present…
 

The Caped Crusade:
Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Glen Weldon

Hardback: Simon and Schuster, 2016
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]
 
Here is a great interview that the author did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:
 
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One of this week’s best new releases is…

Patience: A Graphic Novel
Daniel Clowes

Hardback: Fantagraphics, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

Here is a great interview that Clowes recently did with Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review
 
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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 6:
Chapter 6

 
Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Previous Conversation: Part 5

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 5:
Chapter 5

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Previous Conversation: Part 4

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Our Book of the Month for March is…

Trouble I’ve Seen:
Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Drew G.I. Hart

Paperback: Herald Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and questions. (Or, even better, get a group of people at your church to read through the book together!)

Part 3:
Chapter 3

Here are some quotes and questions, please use the comments below to share your own thoughts and questions.

<<<<<< Previous Conversation: Part 2

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On Monday, one hour of the Diane Rehm show was devoted to Matthew Desmond’s new book on poverty and affordable housing:
 

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond
Hardback: Crown Books, 2016
Buy:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 
 

Listen to the show here:

 
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