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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.

Deconstructing Evangelicalism

Hart paints a bleak picture of evangelicalism, a movement he believes is increasingly lacking in theological depth and substance.


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

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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.

Take and read

These two important new reference works provide comprehensive guides to the field of ethics.