Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism/The Eucharist

These two books have in common only the fact that they are concerned with the Eucharist; other than that they are written from very different perspectives and go in very different directions.

Teaching pastors

No one can accuse Dorothy Bass and Craig Dykstra of thinking small. In this volume they tackle the macro questions: What is life abundant? How can we live it more fully? How does the church foster it? How do pastors lead it and lead others to it?

Jonah (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

The preface to the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers two analogies related to the interpretation of scripture.

On the road in China

“It’s impossible to be neutral about China,” Rob Gifford writes. “Some foreigners hate it from the moment they set foot here. Others love it so much they put down roots and never go home.” But it may be getting harder to love China.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America

In the charming but apocalyptic movie WALLE, Disney-Pixar spins the story of a cute robot set against a grim backdrop of a future Earth dominated by trash and pollution, uninhabitable for plants, animals or people.