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Commitments, Convictions, and Character.
 
A Feature Review of 

Public Faith in Action:
How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity
 

Miroslav Volf and
Ryan McAnnally-Linz

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016
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Reviewed by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones
 
“JESUS IS COMING-HOPEFULLY BEFORE THE ELECTION,” declared Grace Church’s exterior sign.

The rancor surrounding this year’s presidential election is enough to make even the most long-suffering Christian cry, “Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!” At the same time, we are here now and need to know how to live faithfully. Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity offers thoughtful possibilities.

The book by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz “explores what kind of virtues and commitments should inform the public engagement of the followers of Christ” (x). That a Christian should engage in public life is taken for granted by the authors:

Christian faith has an inalienable public dimension. Christians aren’t Christ’s followers just in their private and communal lives; they are Christ’s followers in their public and political lives as well. (3)

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A Path Toward Peace is Revealed

 
A Feature Review of

FLOURISHING: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World.
Miroslav Volf

Hardback: Yale UPress, 2016
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Reviewed by Robert D. Cornwall
 
 

Miroslav Volf is one of the preeminent theological voices of our time. He has a kept a keen eye on the broad religious and cultural issues that play out in the world, with his book Allah: A Christian Response being a masterpiece of theological reflection that seeks to build bridges between Christianity and Islam.  Volf’s latest book, titled Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World, continues the kind of work exemplified in Allah and Exclusion and Embrace.  More importantly, this book speaks to the moment at hand. At a time when religion is seen by many as a danger to the world’s existence, Volf offers a trenchant defense of the role religion can play (at its best) in shaping the ongoing globalization of our world.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World

By Miroslav Volf

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Ron Hansen, Miroslav Volf, Tim Keller, Ann Voskamp, MORE)

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Mariette in Ecstasy: A Novel

Ron Hansen

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Annie Dillard, Ron Hanson, Fred Craddock, Miroslav Volf, MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader…
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The Annie Dillard Reader

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Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.
– Haruki Murakami, novelist,

Born on this day 1949
 
The Wake Up Call
Poem of the Day:
How to be a Poet
Wendell Berry

A poem rooted in gratitude.
January is National Thank You Month
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Free of Charge: Giving and Receiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

By Miroslav Volf
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The Wake Up Call – January 12, 2015

Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
Sojourner Truth,

born on this date, 1787
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Poem of the Day:
“Carrying Food Home in Winter”
by Margaret Atwood,
born on this date 1939

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
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Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
by Miroslav Volf
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The Wake Up Call – November 18, 2014

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”
– John Henry Newman,
Today is the feast of
Cardinal Newman
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Poem of the Day:
A Thanksgiving
– John Henry Newman,
Today is the feast of
Cardinal Newman
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
ALLAH: A Christian Response
by Miroslav Volf

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The Wake Up Call – October 9, 2014

If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.”
-Miroslav Volf, theologian,
who was born on this day, 1956


 

Poem of the Day:
The Loser

Shel Silverstein
,
who was born on this day 1930

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Pie: A Short Story
by Suzanne Matson

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Leaving behind her strict Mennonite upbringing, Kathryn has moved west. America has just won victory in Japan, and a charming older man begins visiting the diner where Kathryn works, taking her out dancing and around town. With her old soldier boyfriends now scattered, and the country flush with postwar happiness, Kathryn takes a chance on her mysterious admirer and moves to Los Angeles with him. But how much does she really know about this new man? In “Pie,” acclaimed novelist and poet Suzanne Matson looks at the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty.
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The Wake Up Call – September 25, 2014

 

Conversation Partners Who Ask Tough Questions

A Feature Review of

DO WE WORSHIP THE SAME GOD?    Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue.

Miroslav Volf , Editor.

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2012.
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Reviewed by Bob Cornwall.

 

Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim Abraham as a spiritual ancestor, but do these self-proclaimed children Abraham worship the same God?  There are those within each of these communities that would affirm this proposition, but many others who would reject this idea.  There is a related question – does our ability to live together in peace require us to affirm each other has essentially co-religionists?  Granted that each faith community might understand God’s nature differently and worship differently; do we need to find sufficient common ground to overcome any deep-seated animosity?

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