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From the Archives: June-July 1974

by Dale W. Brown 05-01-2018
The Jubilee Year
“HE HAS anointed me to ... proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19). A growing number of biblical scholars believe that “the acceptable year of the Lord” likely refers to the jubilee year of Leviticus 25. For this year there is promised a remission of debts, the liberation of slaves, the making fallow the soil, and the return to each individual of their family’s property. For rabbinic Judaism and his other listeners, Jesus was linking his coming with the time when all inequities would be righted, a time of social and economic restructuring.

[John Howard] Yoder suggests that texts such as “Do not be anxious” may be given in the context of the fallow year and that the prayer “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” should be interpreted far more literally than has usually been the case in praying our Lord’s prayer.

The Poetry of Exclusion

by Dale W. Brown 07-01-2008

Ron Hansen’s Exiles delicately displays the conjoining of the literary with the historical, biographical, philosophical, and even the theological.

Participating in the Divine

by Dale W. Brown 12-01-2005
Ron Hansen talks about stories, faith, and being a 'Christian writer.'

A Lesson for Living

by Dale W. Brown 09-01-2002

For Louisiana writer Ernest Gaines, home is the place where you're torn between the difficulty of leaving and the terror of staying.

A Faith to Life and Die With

by Dale W. Brown 05-01-1998
The stories and words of Frederick Buechner

Responsible To Our Time

by Dale W. Brown 01-01-1998
A novel of staying awake to injustice.

The Sign of Jonah

by Dale W. Brown 06-01-1984

Apocalyptic hope in the reign of God.

The Bible on Tax Resistance

by Dale W. Brown 03-01-1977

A case for discrimination.

Jacque Ellul's The New Demons

by Dale W. Brown 11-01-1976

Iconoclasm in a World Come of Age

The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann

by Dale W. Brown 08-01-1975

Jurgen Moltmann focuses on a basic theme from his own Lutheran tradition, namely, the theology of the cross, and elucidates its many aspects in typical German style and thoroughness.

'We Have Seen the Enemy...And They is Us.'

by Dale W. Brown 04-01-1975

I am willing to allow Nixon to have been the devil if we view him as having been our corporate personality reflective of the more glaring sins we commit together. 

Thy Kingdom Come

by Dale W. Brown 06-01-1974

Because some have forgotten the necessity of a deep personal commitment to it, others have eliminated the biblical themes of peace, righteousness, and justice from their hopes about the kingdom.

The Powers

by Dale W. Brown 01-01-1974

"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness against the spiritual hosts of wickedness"

Revolutionary Implications of the Atonement

by Dale W. Brown 05-01-1973

"God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."—Romans 5:8