Leroy Barber's New Book Calls for Diversity in Christian Missions

Longtime missions worker and ministry leader Leroy Barber challenges the tenet in practice in one of the church’s best-loved children’s songs in his new book Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who’s More Precious In God’s Sight: A Call for Diversity in Christian Missions and Ministry. Exposing a huge racial divide within mission staff and leadership, Barber says this separation prevents church outreach teams from being able to relate, and thus minister effectively, in inner-city and urban communities nationwide. Addressing a taboo topic with grace and tough-love, Barber highlights the historical patterns that created racial discrepancies within ministry and reveals what diversity is Keep Reading

Our Great Big American God by Matthew Paul Turner

Culture critic Matthew Paul Turner dares to ask: Does God control the future of America-or is it the other way around? In Our Great Big American God, which is available in bookstores everywhere, Turner examines how American history and ideals transformed our perception of God. “To some extent, we are all ‘growing’ God, stuffing his mouth full with ideas, themes, and theologies, fattening him up with a story line we believe to be true. For good or bad, we are all molding God to reflect our own personal, American interpretation of Christian faith,” he said. Fearless and funny, this is the definitive guide Keep Reading

Defining PostChristian with Christian Piatt

postCHRISTIAN by Christian Piatt releases to bookstores everywhere today! To celebrate, we're sharing an excerpt from Chapter One called "Lions and Lambs." Find out more about the book and buy your copy now! "Post-Christianity” is an often-misunderstood term. It means that today we live in a culture where Christianity is no longer the baseline for cultural identity and discourse. We are witnessing the end of Christendom in the West as many have come to understand it: the dissolution of Christian hegemony. Some who value freedom of religion in a broader sense—or even freedom from it—view this favorably because it suggests Keep Reading

Jericho Authors at Wild Goose Festival 2014

We couldn’t be anymore excited about this year's jubilee of authors, activists and musicians at the 2014 Wild Goose Festival. Whether standing in front of a stage or around the campfires, we look forward to discussing justice, spirituality, music and art. Our own list of Jericho Book authors will be joining in the festivities as well, so make sure you stop by and introduce yourself…maybe we can even roast a marshmallow together! Wild Goose kicks off today and goes through Sunday. For a full schedule of events, visit: http://wildgoosefestival.org/schedule.   Brian McLaren, author of We Make the Road by Walking, Why Did Jesus, Moses, The Keep Reading

Searching for the Masculine Heart with John Sowers

The Heroic Path was born in the hospital, the night my twin daughters were born. I was thrilled but afraid. Exposed. That night, I wrote my thoughts down in a journal. And in the coming weeks, I searched for models - for man guides - for help and guidance. As I looked, I realized we have rare few elders, no rites of passage for manhood and no framework for masculine initiation. We don't even have language for it. So most men gravitate towards or away from the stereotypes: Huge Pickup Truck Guy. Gym Guy. Fantasy Football Guy. Video-Game Guy. MotherBoy. Keep Reading

Highlights of the Week – 6/27/12

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Highlights of the Week

We’ve compiled a handful of articles we read this past week below.

• Desmond Tutu’s “God is Not a Christian”

“Surely it is good to know that God (in the Christian tradition) created us all (not just Christians) in his image, thus investing us all with infinite worth, and that it was with all humankind that God entered into a covenant relationship, depicted in the covenant with Noah when God promised he would not destroy his creation again with water.” Read more.

Justin Lee shares his thoughts on grace:

“Sometimes we have a hard time accepting God’s grace. We keep beating ourselves up for past sins and mistakes, wallowing in our guilt and focusing on how unworthy we are, never truly feeling loved by God.” Read more.

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Highlights of the Week – 6/18/12

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Highlights of the Week

We’ve compiled a handful of articles we read this past week below.

Justin Lee recorded his BEA experience on his iPhone. Want to know what it was like? Watch his video. With appearances by Brian McLaren, Shane Hipps, and Jay Bakker.

• A powerful story — Shari Johnson shares her experiences on the Huffington Post: Christians Can Change Their Minds On Homosexuality

Shari says: “I had always known that I had a problem with unconditional love, but I thought if I followed all the “rules” and “worked” for God and his Kingdom, I would get a pass on the love thing. I didn’t.”

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Highlights of the Week – 5/30/12

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Highlights of the Week

We’ve compiled a handful of articles we read this past week below.

Becca Stevens is blogging for the Huffington Post.

In “Why Beggars Must Be Choosers, Becca says: “In my world it doesn’t matter to me if the gift is big or small. That is not the point. The point is that we can’t give from our excess and trash and think we have been generous.” | Read more.

Brian McLaren writes for the SeaburyNEXT blog about permission to lead in the emerging church.

He writes: “Wherever you are and whoever you are (clergy, lay leader; old, young; conservative, liberal), you do indeed have permission to help lead in the emerging church. In fact, you very possibly are doing so already and don’t even know it yet!” | Read more.

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