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Cokesbury Launches Christmas Campaign to Help Refugee Crisis

Online Retailer Launches Christmas Campaign to Help the Refugee Crisis Donating Portion of Sales this December Nashville, TN (December 8, 2016) Today our world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record with an unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world being forced from their homes, 10 million stateless people denied a nationality and access […]

“Finding God in the Waves” – Mike McHargue

By John I. Carney Mike McHargue grew up as a devout Christian, then became a secret atheist, then regained his faith – although the faith he gained is not exactly the one he lost. McHargue, who now attends Good Samaritan UMC in Tallahassee, Florida, is a successful speaker and podcast host (sometimes billed as “Science […]

Recently Read: New Publication Honors Christian Education Faculty Members Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain

EVANSTON, Illinois – In the forward of the newly published book, Educating for Redemptive Community: Essays in Honor of Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain (Wipf & Stock, 2015), longtime friend and United Methodist colleague, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology and professor of theology and education at Boston University, begins […]

From the Tribeca Film Festival (REVIEW)

An overview of humanity’s brokenness and longings of those directly victimized by such fracturing has been on display during the first 4 days of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Movie review: “McFarland, USA” (REVIEW)

By the end of the story I had admitted my surprise and reminded myself that one should never judge a film by its release date. By the very end of the film, following the conclusion of the narrative, it hit me how special “McFarland USA” is.

Selma (REVIEW)

In an Oscar worthy performance, David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. accomplishes the daunting challenge of effectively re-presenting the very well-known public oratory of MLK.

Book review: “Bonhoeffer as Youthworker” by Andrew Root

This new work by Andrew Root would be a worthwhile read even if only as a refresher course in the remarkable life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

As I trudged through what should have been the most compelling part I got the impression that God was some petulant child enamored with his own power who took things too far.

Book review: “Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry” by Jeremy Steele

Its exploration of Wesleyan history and living isn’t intimidating to a newcomer nor is it too understated for one well-versed in Wesleyan thought and practice.

Movie review: The Theory of Everything

The jigsaw puzzle piece is a fitting symbol for marriage, with each person being a different shape as determined by their interests, talents, beliefs and personalities.

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