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Poor no more

In The End of Poverty, Jeffrey D. Sachs convincingly depicts world poverty as a manageable problem and presents a plausible and nearly painless plan for dealing with it. His optimism may be somewhat misplaced, but his hopeful, simple prescription is powerful.

Improvisation

Wells describes six improvisational practices that he says illuminate the way the Christian community discerns and acts.

Back Pages

Doink! A neighborhood kid kicked a ball that nearly punched out my kitchen window. I shot out into the backyard ready to deliver a lecture, but the angular teen disarmed me with a smile and a “Sorry, Mister.” I picked up the ball and asked him his name.

Kingdom coming

We have needed a good biography of Walter Rauschenbusch for some time, and Christopher Evans has provided us with the best one so far.

Take and read

The most important historian of Israelite religion probes the sources and issues of the 6th century BCE, now a focus of the most generative work on the production of the Hebrew Bible.