Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, by D. Stephen Long. Beginning with the challenge pressed by atheist Christopher Hitchens and engaging Christianity's historic failures, Long brings elegant clarity to the project of Christian ethics.
“Come Out, My People!”
God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond
By Wes Howard-Brook
Grounded in the Living Word: The Old Testament and Pastoral Care Practices
By Denise Dombkowski Hopkins and Michael S. Koppel
The Bible and the Environment
Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology
By David G. Horrell
Genesis for Everyone
(Part 2: Chapters 17–50)
By John Goldingay
Moses and Multiculturalism
By Barbara Johnson
By J. Gordon McConville and Stephen N. Williams
The Emerging Biblical Vision
By John Heagle
Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church
By Walter Brueggemann; edited by Carolyn Sharp
By John Barton
Soundings in the Theology of Psalms
Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship
"Come Out, My People!": God's Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond, by Wes Howard-Brook. Howard-Brook creates a lively conversation between contemporary struggles over the demands of empire and biblical struggles with the various empires that sought to control Israel across its history.
Playing, by James H. Evans Jr. This small but substantial book appears in the series Christian Explorations of Daily Living, which includes volumes on shopping, working, parenting and other activities of daily life. Evans is attentive to African-American experience and literature in his trinitarian explorations of the importance of play in the Christian life.
I came away from Heaven is for Real
thinking that either Colton Burpo was carried in an out-of-body experience to a
biblical wax museum or he's been channeling
images from his father's sermons back to his credulous parents.
In 2006 Charles Roberts walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, shot and killed five schoolgirls, injured another five and then took his own life. The Amish community immediately declared that it forgave Roberts for his heinous acts, and some of them reached out with compassion to Roberts’s mother. Roberts’s brother Zachary is now working on a documentary called Hope, focusing on his mother’s journey since the shootings. “How does the mother of a mass murderer move forward?” he asks. Forgiveness and faith have been the key ingredients in her life (Huffington Post, November 17).