Monday, February 29, 2016

Churches Are Twice as Likely to Fear Refugees


Book Review
You Were Never Made to Be 'Productive'
Why rest is at the center of God's design.
Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
Compared to people in other industrialized nations, Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation days, and retire later in life. Busyness, once seen as the curse of the disadvantaged, has become equated with status and importance. Our work increasingly defines who we are. On the surface, John Koessler's The Radical Pursuit of Rest: Escaping the Productivity Trap (InterVarsity Press) seems ideally suited to this particular moment in cultural history.... continue reading >>


Gleanings
Churches Are Twice as Likely to Fear Refugees as to Help Them
Survey studies how American Protestants are engaging the refugee crisis, and why many are not.
 
Her.meneutics
Is It Okay for a Christian To...?
Replacing our frantic Googling with God's peace.
 
Interview
Q+A with Oscar Nominee: What's So Funny About the West Bank?
Basil Khalil's irreverent and insightful 'Ave Maria' sheds light on Arab Christians.
 
Did Will Smith Deserve an Oscar Nomination?
How do we judge good acting? And why does it matter?
 
The Exchange
4 Pieces of Advice for My Younger Self
What we learn along the way can help those who've yet to live it
 
Interview
Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump
In the face of a candidate's antics, 'America's Pastor' speaks out.

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