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Over the last year, we have done a number of features on our favorite holiday music…

We recap these all for your listening pleasure in Advent, and the coming Christmas season!

Advent Music – A Playlist for the Season of Waiting

Rain for Roots, Josh Garrels, Tom Petty, Over the Rhine, MORE
Includes a Spotify playlist for streaming…

 
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Tomorrow (December 8th) marks the birthday of the most important missiologists, Lesslie Newbigin.  In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission

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Hailing from Cincinnati, Over The Rhine has been making some of the finest music around for over a quarter century…

 
OTR has especially made a name for themselves for with their annual Christmas tour, which they have been doing for almost two decades.
 

To liven up your holidays, here are three superb Christmas shows (from three different tours) that you can stream or download for FREE (via Archive.org)…

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Too often in our consumer culture, we jump over the season Advent and straight into Christmas. It is especially easy for us to do so with the holiday music to which we listen.

As we prepare for the beginning of Advent on Sunday, we offer this playlist of Advent-themed songs. Some of these are were not necessarily written as Advent songs, but they wrestle with vital themes of the season nonetheless. 
 

A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

*** includes most, but not all the songs below
Browse the list below for other excellent songs 
that are NOT available on Spotify

 

  1. Josh Garrels
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    from The Light Came Down


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Marilynne Robinson

Sunday Nov. 26 is the birthday of Marilynne Robinson, the renowned novelist and essayist!

Marilynne Robinson’s next book, to be released in 2018, is What Are We Doing Here?: Essays

In anticipation of this essay collection, we offer the following list of ten of Robinson’s finest essays that can be read in full online!

You will find the title essay of this forthcoming collection
(which first appeared in The NY Review of Books) near the end of this list…

Top 10 Online Recordings
of Marilynne Robinson

Rachel Marie Stone’s Essay
in Appreciation of Robinson

Enjoy these essays!!!

“Fear”

Originally appeared in The New York Review of Books
and was published in The Givenness of Things: Essays

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Taking a road trip over the holidays?
Take one of the year’s best audiobooks
with you to listen to on your way!

While these audiobooks are available through Audible-dot-com, we encourage you to check for them at your local library, where you may be able to listen to them for FREE!

 

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Here are our picks for the best audiobooks of 2017
(Eugene Peterson, Christena Cleveland, Neil Gaiman, Brene Brown, MORE)

(Counting down to the #1 audiobook of the year)
 
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Today is the birthday of Krista Tippett, the renowned host of public radio’s On Being!

We are big fans of On being, and in honor of the occasion, we offer our list of the Top 10 episodes of the show…

Featuring John Lewis, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Brooks, and MORE

 

Krista Tippett’s Newest Book is:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 

Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Padraig O’ Tuama
Belonging Creates and Undoes Us Both

*** Padraig O’ Tuama’s book
In the Shelter

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Today (November 8th) marks the 120th birthday of Dorothy Day, co-founder (with Peter Maurin) of the Catholic Worker Movement. 

 

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide on Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)   The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

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This week marked the 500th anniversary of the date when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church… 

The past year has seen a slew of new books about Martin Luther arrive in bookstores. Some of the most distinctive of these books are the ones that tell Luther’s story for younger readers…  

Here are some of the best of these books:
 

1) Renegade: Martin Luther, The Graphic Biography
Dacia Palmerino (Author), Andrea Ciponte (Artist)

Paperback: Plough Books, 2017.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]

Video trailer for this book…

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Today (October 26th) marks the birthday of one of the most significant living writers here in Indiana, Scott Russell Sanders. Best known for his essays, Sanders has also written fiction, and picture books for children. His work will be of interest to readers of Wendell Berry’s work.

LISTEN to a talk that Sanders gave
on the importance of Public Libraries

Scott Russell Sanders’ 
Favorite Classics to Re-Read

 

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to his work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  A Conservationist Manifesto

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