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The new Lent 2017 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 
Featuring interviews with Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Kate Hennessy and author Tish Harrison Warren, reviews and articles by Andy Whitman, C. Christopher Smith, David Wright, and Elizabeth Dark, two new poems by Marci Rae Johnson, reviews of new books by Makoto Fujimura, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, and MORE.
 
 
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I’ve had several people go out of their way to say that they appreciated my editorial for this issue, so I thought I’d reprint it here…

 

I write this editorial mere days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. I’m less than excited about the prospect of a president so impetuous and unprepared to take the helm of our nation. Who knows what will happen? Will the Trump presidency rapidly implode from one of the many scandals that seem to follow in his wake? Will he finish off the American nation that is already deeply fragmented and on the verge of collapse? And, of course, there are many other, less dramatic, ways in which this presidency might play out.

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Advent2016 - COVERThe new Advent 2016 ERB print issue has been mailed recently…

 

Featuring interviews with singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer and theologian David Fitch, reviews and articles by C. Christopher Smith, Cara Meredith, and Todd Edmondson, two new poems by Luci Shaw, reviews of new books by J.D. Vance, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith and MORE.

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New ERB Print IssueThe new ERB print issue has been mailed recently and is beginning to be received by our subscribers…

(Yes, it is the Advent issue, We were running late, and the Advent season came and went before we could get the issue out. I guess the Advent season is about waiting, after all…)
Featuring an interview with Paul McCusker, annotator of the new ANOTATED SCREWTAPE, a story from Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s STRANGERS AT MY DOOR, and our Best Books of 2013 Feature. And a superb lineup of reviews: new books by Wendell Berry, Ann Patchett, Christena Cleveland, and MORE!  Plus, Christmas poems from George Macdonald.

 

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and for the first time, we are including sample articles for you to read in full!!!

THE ENGLEWOOD REVIEW OF BOOKS
Advent 2013
Volume 04, Number 01

2 Editorial

Features:

4 Cubicles, Screwtape and the Enduring Appeal of C.S. Lewis
An Interview with Paul McCusker, annotator of The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition

14 Englewood Honor Books 2013

18 The Light That Can Shine
A Story From Strangers at My Door
by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

 

Reviews:

7 Toward The Almost Forgotten Light
C. Christopher Smith
This Day: New and Collected Sabbath
Poems 1979-2012 by Wendell Berry

12 The Gift of the Given
Joe Gunby
Flesh Becomes Word: Poems by Brian Volck

20 Emotion, Faith and Serious Doubt
Jon M. Sweeney
The Breath of Night by Michael Arditti

22 A Book of Its Time Rachel M. Stone
The Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams

24 Coffee With Jesus by David Wilkie

26 What if There Were No Them In the Body of Christ?
Zena Neds-Fox
Disunity in Christ Christena Cleveland

28 This is the Story of a Wonderful Anthology
Jennifer Burns Lewis
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

30 Out of Bounds with Ragan Sutterfield
Dance Yourself Free: Arcade Fire’s Reflektor

32 The Englewood Review’s Classics
Michael J. Bowling
The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays

34 On the Bookshelf

36 A Healing Antidote Julie Lane-Gay
Discerning the Body by Jason Byassee

38 True Confessions From a Child of
Consumer Christianity Brad Fruhauff
When We Were On Fire by Addie Zierman

Poetry:

31 Christmas-Day, 1878
Christmas Meditation – George Macdonald

40 A Christmas Carol –  George Macdonald

 

977089_10152016104209409_1697721619_oThe new ERB print issue is back from the printer now and was mailed to subscribers this morning…

 

Yes, it is running well over a month late, due to a number of scheduling conflicts. Our apologies to subscribers who were eagerly awaiting it! We hope to be back on schedule with our next issue.

 
Featuring an interview and review on Rachel Marie Stone’s new book EAT WITH JOY.  And a superb lineup of reviews: new books by Christian Wiman, Ragan Sutterfield, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Giorgio Agamben, Maurice Manning, and MORE!

 

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ERB NEW Print IssueThe next ERB print issue is at the printer now and will be mailed next week…

 

Interviews with JR Woodward and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
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[ This is not something that we have done before, but given the boldness of John Piper’s recent remarks that Christianity must have “a masculine feel,” (LGT: Scot’s McKnight’s summary) I felt compelled to post my editorial for our forthcoming print issue here, as it is a response to Piper that states in no uncertain terms that we do not share his vision of the Kingdom of God. ]

As I sit down to write this editorial,

the internet has been abuzz for the last couple of weeks over John Piper’s recent comments that Christianity must necessarily have “a masculine feel.” I do not want to demonize John Piper, and even here at Englewood Christian Church, we bear the baggage of a long history of thinking and abiding in a masculine-dominated fashion similar to that described by Piper.  However, we must be clear, this sort of patriarchy is a part of the old older of things that is passing away.  The Kingdom of God is a new order in which there is no Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female (Gal. 3:28).  Paul’s point in this passage, as he makes clear in the latter part of the same verse, is not that we should deny these characteristics, but that in Christ’s new creation, they no longer serve to divide us.  Jesus put it more directly, his way was not one of domination (Matt. 20:25-28).

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Our latest issue is Advent 2011; our next issue (Lent 2012) should arrive in late February.
Advent offers us the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s coming to earth, and in this issue, we have focused particularly on Christ’s coming as the “prince of peace,” and what that might mean for us as his followers. This issue features interviews with Jamie Arpin-Ricci and Dorothy Ranaghan, an essay by Ragan Sutterfield on the discipline and joys of handwriting letters, our Best Books of 2011 list, reviews by L.L. Barkat, John Nugent and much more!

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Advent offers us the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s coming to earth, and in this issue, we have focused particularly on Christ’s coming as the “prince of peace,” and what that might mean for us as his followers. This issue features interviews with Jamie Arpin-Ricci and Dorothy Ranaghan, an essay by Ragan Sutterfield on the discipline and joys of handwriting letters, our Best Books of 2011 list, reviews by L.L. Barkat, John Nugent and much more!

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Issue #4 (Ordinary Time / Fall) will be mailed early next week…
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I suppose it’s fitting that although the Church’s season of Ordinary Time begins after Pentecost in the early weeks of summer, our Ordinary Time issue arrives as people are settling back into the ordinariness of fall rhythms. Summer is often characterized as the season to get away and relax, but there’s also a peace in returning to the regular rhythms of work and school; we can even relax a bit once we settle into these rhythms.
In this new issue, we feature reviews that come at these themes from a number of different angles. We interview Christian Smith, and have reviews of books by Miroslav Volf (Reviewed by Debra Dean Murphy), Peter Enns, Ernesto Cardenal, Geraldine Brooks, Tony Jones and more!

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I suppose it’s fitting therefore that although the Church’s season of Ordinary Time begins after Pentecost in the early weeks of summer, our Ordinary Time issue arrives as people are settling back into the ordinariness of fall rhythms. Summer is often characterized as the season to get away and relax, but there’s also a peace in returning to the regular rhythms of work and school; we can even relax a bit once we settle into these rhythms.