What It Means to Take up Your Cross: A Lenten Meditation

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director “It’s not so simple following Jesus to Jerusalem. What he says is so grave and serious.” These are the opening words in a chapter titled “Take up Your Cross” in Barbed Wire and Thorns: A Christian’s Reflection on Suffering, by Swedish writer and pastor Lena Malmgren. “If any want to … Continue reading What It Means to Take up Your Cross: A Lenten Meditation

Review: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought

“Anyone with even the slightest interest in Bonhoeffer will do themselves a disservice if they overlook this book. It comes highly recommended.”

Check out John Kight’s review of Sabine Dramm’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought!

Sojourner Theology

41rTZTDkfULSabine Dramm received a doctorate in education science from the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. She has studied evangelical theology and social science as well as philosophy and education. Dramm is the author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Resistance (Fortress Press, 2009) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Eine Einführung in sein Denken (Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2001). The present volume, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought (Hendrickson Publishers, 2015), is a reprint (previously published in 2007 by Hendrickson Publishers and 2010 by Baker Publishing Group) of the English translation of Dramm’s latter mentioned title.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought is a unique and important work for anyone looking to get better acquainted with the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Those familiar with Bonhoeffer (which should be many given the success of the biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas) will also find much to glean from…

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Why it’s Important to Enter the Desert: A Lenten Exercise

by Carl Nellis, Associate Editor The reality is that the troubles we go through affect who we are. Nobody can be unchanged by living through difficult times. Therefore it is vital to affirm this truth: we are more than our trouble. —Simon Stocks, Songs for Suffering We have passed Ash Wednesday, when we bow under … Continue reading Why it’s Important to Enter the Desert: A Lenten Exercise

Why it’s important we change the way we collect and curate art

The below essay written by John Skillen (author of Putting Art (Back) in Its Place) was originally published in the Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) quarterly magazine SEEN, issue XVI:2. It was included as a “counterpoint” on the topic of art collecting. This essay offers a sort of counterpoint to the main theme of this issue of … Continue reading Why it’s important we change the way we collect and curate art

A Carta Jerusalem Hidden Gem You Need to Know About

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Assistant Editor and Sales Representative A Reference Book You Can Read for Fun? It is my pleasure today to introduce you to a wonderful hidden gem of a book that will delight any student of the Bible. Landscape, Nature, and Man in the Bible is a reference work that you can sit … Continue reading A Carta Jerusalem Hidden Gem You Need to Know About

Review: Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity: O-Z

“From the far-reaching scope of the articles to the comprehensive exploration therein, DDL is a useful and affordable resource that merits immediate attention from any serious student of the Bible.”

Read John Kight’s review of Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity here:

Sojourner Theology

51obtebyel-_sx331_bo1204203200_The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a unique product as an end goal. The level of usefulness of these dictionaries can vary greatly depending on the academic or personal interest of the individual. However, because of the distinctive quality of such works the price-point is generally out of reach for the average consumer—especially for a multi-volume work like that being reviewed here. The intersection of such usefulness and availability is tellingly rare in this distinctive reference genre, and thus when it is clearly observed attention should be widely merited.

This final volume of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson completes a landmark resource in the field of biblical studies. DDL is one of those unique cases…

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How to compassionately and gently aid the suffering – Q&A with Simon P. Stocks

With sensitivity and compassion, Simon Stocks' Songs for Suffering leads readers through the Psalms in times of difficulty and despair. The Psalms are the ideal resource to keep someone in contact with God through such times of difficulty. They take pain and trouble seriously, and afford dignity to the sufferer by expressing what we feel … Continue reading How to compassionately and gently aid the suffering – Q&A with Simon P. Stocks

The Manifestation of Christ to the World

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director If you’ve been in the stores recently, you’ve probably noticed that the Christmas stuff is gone, the Valentine candy is heavily discounted, and Easter baskets, plastic eggs, and pastel-colored candy now fill the shelves (with maybe a few shamrock items displayed nearby for a bit of Irish luck on St. … Continue reading The Manifestation of Christ to the World

How to develop true community in your church — Q&A with David Horn

What does it mean to develop true community in our churches—and how do we get there? In Soulmates, David Horn addresses these questions with creativity, wisdom, and pastoral love, equipping you with a practical roadmap to achieving deeper relationships within your church community. By setting the utterly unique relationship, fellowship, against the backdrop of another … Continue reading How to develop true community in your church — Q&A with David Horn

The Dangerous Business of Bible Publishing in the Sixteenth Century

by Carl Nellis, Associate Editor 'It was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth, except the Scripture were laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.’ —William Tyndale [1] The story of printing from the invention of Gutenberg’s press in 1450 to the work of the Reformers has been told and retold in … Continue reading The Dangerous Business of Bible Publishing in the Sixteenth Century