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Bridge-Building In Sioux County, Mary Beth Pollema Oct 2019

Bridge-Building In Sioux County, Mary Beth Pollema

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"Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Alex Vasquez, director of Young Life in Sioux County, about his work in the community. He is speaking from several platforms that allow him to serve as a “bridge builder” between cultures within Sioux Center."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­partnering with immigrants in our communities from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/bridge-building-in-sioux-county/


The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch Oct 2019

The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch

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"In reading Prior’s book, I was given a fresh view on books I’d already read, and was encouraged even more to read those I hadn’t, despite the abounding spoilers."

Posting about the book On Reading Well from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-significance-of-story-a-review-of-on-reading-well/


Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer Sep 2019

Abuse In The Church, Tara Boer

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"We must have the courage to bring questionable behavior to the light so that nothing more will be done in secret."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­implementing safe church policies from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/abuse-in-the-church/


Strengths And Shadows: Using The Enneagram In The Classroom, Justin Bailey Sep 2019

Strengths And Shadows: Using The Enneagram In The Classroom, Justin Bailey

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"It is best to use the Enneagram in a context of spiritual direction and discernment, one that provides space for people to do the work that only they can do in response to the Spirit’s leadership."

Posting about the usefulness of personality tests from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/strengths-and-shadows-using-the-enneagram-in-the-classroom/


Faith Lived Out In Love For Community: A Review Of In Search Of Common Good, Justin Bailey Sep 2019

Faith Lived Out In Love For Community: A Review Of In Search Of Common Good, Justin Bailey

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"Meador’s book is about the possibility of common life amid contemporary fragmentation."

Posting about the book In Search of Common Good from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/faith-lived-out-in-love-for-community-a-review-of-in-search-of-common-good/


Seeing Family In The Light Of The Cross: A Review Of The Storm-Tossed Family, Erin Olson Aug 2019

Seeing Family In The Light Of The Cross: A Review Of The Storm-Tossed Family, Erin Olson

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"The deep and yet practical insights included in this book can provide valuable direction for families, but also is a 'must-read' for pastors, counselors, and anyone who works within the church."

Posting about the book The Storm-Tossed Family from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/seeing-family-in-the-light-of-the-cross-a-review-of-the-storm-tossed-family/


Labor Day, The Side-Eye Holiday, Howard Schaap Aug 2019

Labor Day, The Side-Eye Holiday, Howard Schaap

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"Something about the way we practice Labor Day itself suggests we’re not all that sincere about valuing labor or at least valuing all labor."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­atttitudes about work from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/labor-day-the-side-eye-holiday/


Defending The Marital Sphere: A Review Of Church, State, And Family, Donald Roth Aug 2019

Defending The Marital Sphere: A Review Of Church, State, And Family, Donald Roth

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"Witte draws deeply on history, theology, and philosophy to articulate a robust conception of family that we could benefit from adopting."

Posting about the book Church, State, and Family from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/defending-the-marital-sphere-a-review-of-church-state-and-family/


Socially Thirsty: Creating Families Connected Outside Of Social Media, Tara Boer Jul 2019

Socially Thirsty: Creating Families Connected Outside Of Social Media, Tara Boer

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"One of the shifts I’ve noticed is how more and more people are feeling increasingly lonely, depressed, and anxious even though we’re in a time when we’re more 'connected' than ever before."

Posting about the effects of social media on our human connections from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/socially-thirsty-creating-families-connected-outside-of-social-media/


Drinking Water, Nitrates, And The Great Commandment, Robert Dehaan Jul 2019

Drinking Water, Nitrates, And The Great Commandment, Robert Dehaan

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"As a society, we will need to develop and implement policies that reward land managers for the environmental services they provide, in addition to the crops they produce."

Posting about loving our neighbors by stewarding the creation from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/drinking-water-nitrates-and-the-great-commandment/


Christian Justice: A Review Of Becoming A Just Church, Abby M. Foreman Jul 2019

Christian Justice: A Review Of Becoming A Just Church, Abby M. Foreman

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"For anyone who belongs to a local congregation, this book will challenge you to reflect on your church’s approach and orientation to the community and to justice."

Posting about the book Becoming a Just Church from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/christian-justice-a-review-of-becoming-a-just-church/


Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper Jul 2019

Rhetoric In The Worship And Witness Of The Church: A Review Of Seasoned Speech, Scott Culpepper

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"Seasoned Speech contains a convincing appeal for Christians to take seriously the role of rhetoric in framing Christian life and witness, both individually and corporately."

Posting about the book Seasoned Speech from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/rhetoric-in-the-worship-and-witness-of-the-church-a-review-of-seasoned-speech/


Teaching Christianly At The Graduate Level, Steve Holtrop Jul 2019

Teaching Christianly At The Graduate Level, Steve Holtrop

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"[Adult learners] crave more integration of their Sunday philosophy and their Monday practices."

Posting about transforming culture through education from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/teaching-christianly-at-the-graduate-level/


Is The Gospel Thriving In Postmodern Europe?, Sacha Walicord Jun 2019

Is The Gospel Thriving In Postmodern Europe?, Sacha Walicord

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"My personal impression is that as Europeans are rejecting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, God is using the lowly—the refugees—to shame them by saving many of them."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the health of the Christian church in Europe from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/is-the-gospel-thriving-in-postmodern-europe/


The Logic Of Limitations: A Review Of The Common Rule, Justin Bailey Jun 2019

The Logic Of Limitations: A Review Of The Common Rule, Justin Bailey

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"Earley sets forth a rule of life for our distracted world: four daily habits and four weekly habits. Four habits focus on loving God; four habits focus on loving neighbor."

Posting about the book The Common Rule from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-logic-of-limitations-a-review-of-the-common-rule/


Pentecost, James C. Schaap Jun 2019

Pentecost, James C. Schaap

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"How we come to believe... gospel truth is a pilgrimage we all must take very much on our own. One size does not fit all."

Posting about Christian faith from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/pentecost/


Deconstructing Purity Culture: A Review Of Pure, Erin Olson Jun 2019

Deconstructing Purity Culture: A Review Of Pure, Erin Olson

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"So how can we teach kids to respect and protect and value their sexuality without leading to feelings of shame and guilt around their normal urges and impulses?"

Posting about the book Pure from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/deconstructing-purity-culture-a-review-of-pure/


Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch May 2019

Why The Words We Use To Describe Faith Matter: A Review Of Learning To Speak God From Scratch, Kayt E. Frisch

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"God has gifted us with language—both to communicate with each other and (more importantly) to communicate with us through the written sacred texts."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Learning to Speak God from Scratch from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/why-the-words-we-use-to-describe-faith-matter-a-review-of-learning-to-speak-god-from-scratch/


More Than Work, Erik Hoekstra Apr 2019

More Than Work, Erik Hoekstra

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"If the future looks like a place with less of a need for us to work, what will that mean for our joy?"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­work as a gift from God from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/more-than-work/


Making Peace With A God Of Vengeance, Donald Roth Apr 2019

Making Peace With A God Of Vengeance, Donald Roth

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"We cannot ignore our avenging God; we must make peace with Him, and He has come to bring us a message of peace and reconciliation in His Son."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­God's justice and the world's justice from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/making-peace-with-a-god-of-vengeance/


Putting Grace Back In The Doctrines: A Review Of Humble Calvinism, Justin Bailey Apr 2019

Putting Grace Back In The Doctrines: A Review Of Humble Calvinism, Justin Bailey

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"Collin Hansen describes the popular resurgence of Calvinist doctrine in the first decade of the twentieth century in three words: young, restless, and Reformed."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Humble Calvinism from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/putting-grace-back-in-the-doctrines-a-review-of-humble-calvinism/


Comfort In The Canons: A Review Of Saving The Reformation, Donald Roth Apr 2019

Comfort In The Canons: A Review Of Saving The Reformation, Donald Roth

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"The centerpiece of this book is the Canons themselves, presented 400 years later in a translation that makes them feel as vital as they were when they were first composed."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Saving the Reformation from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/comfort-in-the-canons-a-review-of-saving-the-reformation/


Data And Metrics: Do We Need Them? What Can They Tell Us? What Can't They?, Nathan L. Tintle Mar 2019

Data And Metrics: Do We Need Them? What Can They Tell Us? What Can't They?, Nathan L. Tintle

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"In our increasingly data-centric world, how do we think about data? How should we think about data?"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­using data to make informed decisions from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/data-and-metrics-do-we-need-them-what-can-they-tell-us-what-cant-they/


Beyond Hero Stories, Justin Bailey Mar 2019

Beyond Hero Stories, Justin Bailey

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"Missionary stories don’t often go viral, but Chau’s death elicited strong reactions."

Posting about the martyrdom of John Allen Chau from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/beyond-hero-stories/


Giveaway, James C. Schaap Mar 2019

Giveaway, James C. Schaap

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"A real Lakota giveaway, like the one I attended, the old-ways ritual that may have been practiced right here, was no garage sale."

Posting about a Native American tradition from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/giveaway/


Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Jan Van Vliet Mar 2019

Christian Hospitality And Muslim Immigration In An Age Of Fear (Book Review), Jan Van Vliet

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Reviewed Title: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear by Matthew Kaemingk. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2018. 296 pp. ISBN: 9780802874580.


The Walls Within Our Classrooms, Mary Beth Pollema Feb 2019

The Walls Within Our Classrooms, Mary Beth Pollema

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"Sinful hearts are prone to build walls that cause others to be excluded, but God has given us the ministry of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:18) that we are to bring to our classroom communities."

Posting about breaking educational barriers from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-walls-within-our-classrooms/


All That Has Breath, Jeff Gladstone Feb 2019

All That Has Breath, Jeff Gladstone

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"Outwardly we grinned and hooted for the day’s technological success, but inwardly we knew the day had delivered to us a richer treasure."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­technology and aesthetics from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/all-that-has-breath/


The Bridge Between Beauty And Functionality, Justin R. Vander Werff Feb 2019

The Bridge Between Beauty And Functionality, Justin R. Vander Werff

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"While our human creatureliness and limited understanding often lead us to pit form and function against each other, God provides glimpses of their unity."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­balancing aesthetics and practicality in design from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-bridge-between-beauty-and-functionality/


Finding Purpose In The Clutter: A Review Of The Minimalist Home, Kayt E. Frisch Feb 2019

Finding Purpose In The Clutter: A Review Of The Minimalist Home, Kayt E. Frisch

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"Two years in to minimalism, my family has no desire to go back to our old way of life."

Posting about the book The Minimalist Home from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/finding-purpose-in-the-clutter-a-review-of-the-minimalist-home/