The Common Good
September/October 2010

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | September/October 2010

Consider All the Works

Consider All the Works

In The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, biblical scholar William P. Brown analyzes scriptural perspectives on creation, bringing them into dialogue with evolutionary biology and ecological science. Wonder, he argues, “unites the scientist and the psalmist.” Oxford University Press
Ties that Bind
The documentary Return to El Salvador explores the shared history of the U.S. and that small Central American country—and the ongoing effects of U.S. guns and money. A glimpse of hope: Salvadorans in both places who continue to work for a better future. Jamie Moffett Media Design and Production
Call to Contemplation
As a co-director of Word Made Flesh, an international community of Christians who live and serve among the poor, Phileena Heuertz understands active faith. In Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life, Heuertz describes her transforming journey into another aspect of faith—learning to rest in and surrender to God. InterVarsity Press
A Lively Brew
Ethnic Blends: Mixing Diversity into Your Local Church is a how-to guide for negotiating some common obstacles to building a multiethnic church. Authors Mark Deymaz and Harry Li are pastors of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, with members from more than 30 countries. Zondervan
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