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"Are You For Us Or For Our Enemies?" Making Decisions Among Contested Meanings, Justin Bailey May 2020

"Are You For Us Or For Our Enemies?" Making Decisions Among Contested Meanings, Justin Bailey

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"Mask-wearing has become one more case study of our well-publicized polarization, one that probably anticipates a coming conflict over the details of how we reopen our churches."

Posting about the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and political ideologies from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square.

https://inallthings.org/are-you-for-us-or-for-our-enemies-making-decisions-amid-contested-meanings/


Trying To Understand Memorial Day, Howard Schaap May 2020

Trying To Understand Memorial Day, Howard Schaap

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"On Memorial Day, we need to also consider the profound complexity—and sorrow—of any war."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a patriotic holiday 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/trying-to-understand-memorial-day/


Our Fiscal Policy Response To The Covid Crisis, John Visser May 2020

Our Fiscal Policy Response To The Covid Crisis, John Visser

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"Although much of the national news media is rightly focused on things like social distancing, testing and vaccines, there is another important dimension to the 2020 coronavirus crisis that merits analysis—the use of massive amounts of debt to finance mitigation efforts."

Posting about financial stewardship amid the current pandemic 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/our-fiscal-policy-response-to-the-covid-crisis/


Leading Redemptively: The Heart Of Christian Leadership, Ryan G. Zonnefeld May 2020

Leading Redemptively: The Heart Of Christian Leadership, Ryan G. Zonnefeld

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"The redemptive leader views authority as a God-given responsibility that is inseparable from image-bearing and required to be carried out with humility and love."

Posting about humble leadership 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/leading-redemptively-the-heart-of-christian-leadership/


The Art Of Distancing: A Review Of How To Do Nothing, David J. Mulder, Leah A. Zuidema, Matt Drissell Apr 2020

The Art Of Distancing: A Review Of How To Do Nothing, David J. Mulder, Leah A. Zuidema, Matt Drissell

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In this symposium style review, Matt Drissell (Associate Professor of Art), Leah Zuidema (Vice President for Online & Graduate Education), and Dave Mulder (Associate Professor of Education) each bring perspectives from their area of expertise.

Posting about the book How to Do Nothing-Resisting the Attention Economy 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-art-of-distancing-a-review-of-how-to-do-nothing/


Building On Abilities: Developing A Growth Mindset, Valorie L. Zonnefeld Apr 2020

Building On Abilities: Developing A Growth Mindset, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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"Experience has taught me that before we can conquer any mathematics, it is important that the students first believe that they can learn math."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­growth in learning 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/building-on-abilities-developing-a-growth-mindset/


Open Educational Resources For The Kingdom, Mike Janssen Apr 2020

Open Educational Resources For The Kingdom, Mike Janssen

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"OERs can reduce the financial burden for our students and promote Kingdom values in education."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the educational value of open source software 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/open-educational-resources-for-the-kingdom/


Seven Stanzas At Easter, David Schelhaas Apr 2020

Seven Stanzas At Easter, David Schelhaas

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"Updike’s task in this poem is to convince readers in our scientific age that, unnatural though it be, resurrection has happened."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the poem Seven Stanzas at Easter 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/seven-stanzas-at-easter/


Discovering The Good In Good Friday, Allison Wordes Apr 2020

Discovering The Good In Good Friday, Allison Wordes

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"As we come to Good Friday, the end of Lent and a recounting of Jesus’ sufferings, I have to ask the question of 'What is Good?'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­Easter reflections 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/discovering-the-good-in-good-friday/


The Early Childhood Years: Building Blocks For Life, Gwen R. Marra Apr 2020

The Early Childhood Years: Building Blocks For Life, Gwen R. Marra

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"In the early childhood years, so much growth and development occurs. It truly is the foundation for the formal learning that happens later in life."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­education in the formative years 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-early-childhood-years-building-blocks-for-life/


The Irony Of A Well-Presented Lecture, Tony N. Jelsma Mar 2020

The Irony Of A Well-Presented Lecture, Tony N. Jelsma

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"My ultimate goal is for students to become independent learners so that they won’t need me or someone like me when they graduate."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­applying flipped instruction in the university classroom 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-irony-of-a-well-presented-lecture/


Community Mental Health In Small Communities: Why We Need More Therapists, Erin Olson Mar 2020

Community Mental Health In Small Communities: Why We Need More Therapists, Erin Olson

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"The mental health and well-being of people living in small towns and communities is often just as threatened in rural areas as it is urban centers and cities."

Posting about the need for community mental health services 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/community-mental-health-in-small-communities-why-we-need-more-therapists/


The Novels You Re-Read, David Schelhaas Feb 2020

The Novels You Re-Read, David Schelhaas

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"In this essay I will show how novel reading—and especially novel re-reading—can do what Zylstra says: 'disclose God’s glory for human delight.'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the satisfaction of reading familiar stories 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-novels-you-re-read/


Hidden Curriculum: Stumbling Along The Trail Towards Faith Formation, David J. Mulder Feb 2020

Hidden Curriculum: Stumbling Along The Trail Towards Faith Formation, David J. Mulder

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"I believe it’s important to recognize that faith formation is not actually a human endeavor."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­ideas, assumption, and attitudes conveyed in classrooms 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/hidden-curriculum-stumbling-along-the-trail-towards-faith-formation/


Seeking Out The Seventh Day: A Review Of God's Sabbath With Creation, Ethan Brue Feb 2020

Seeking Out The Seventh Day: A Review Of God's Sabbath With Creation, Ethan Brue

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"Our covenant God will never rest until he brings us and his new creation into his eternal sabbath celebration."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book God's Sabbath with 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/seeking-out-the-seventh-day-a-review-of-gods-sabbath-with-creation/


Shows That Shape Us: Saved By The Bell, Erin Olson Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: Saved By The Bell, Erin Olson

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"No one really watches sitcoms because they think they’re truly representative of reality, but we also don’t want them to reinforce common misperceptions."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the television program Saved by the Bell 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/shows-that-shape-us-saved-by-the-bell/


Shows That Shape Us: The Office, Justin Bailey Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: The Office, Justin Bailey

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"Laughter might express a diagnosis of what’s wrong with the world, or it might point the way to things somehow being made right."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the television series The Office 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/shows-that-shape-us-the-office-beauty-in-ordinary-things/


Shows That Shape Us: Asking The Right Questions, Justin Bailey Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: Asking The Right Questions, Justin Bailey

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"God’s word can be translated into every cultural situation, becoming intelligible for us even as it brings a critique of our cultural idolatries."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­interpreting popular culture 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/shows-that-shape-us-asking-the-right-questions/


Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall Jan 2020

Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall

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"Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh set out to read Romans in light of the socio-economic location of its author and original recipients, while also giving attention to how we might hear it faithfully in our own, today."

Posting about the book Romans Disarmed 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/recipes-imagination-and-scripture-a-review-of-romans-disarmed/


Book Review: Singing The Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community, John Macinnis Dec 2019

Book Review: Singing The Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community, John Macinnis

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"The desire of concert attendees for an authentic spiritual experience maps onto the search for other authentic experiences by consumers today."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Singing the Congregation 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/book-review-singing-the-congregation-how-contemporary-worship-music-forms-evangelical-community/


None But Not Yet Done: Review Of The Twentysomething Soul, Justin Bailey Dec 2019

None But Not Yet Done: Review Of The Twentysomething Soul, Justin Bailey

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"The desire to be rooted in something deeper and connected to something bigger than self remains."

Posting about the book The Twentysomething Soul 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/none-but-not-yet-done-review-of-the-twentysomething-soul/


Advent: A Thrill Of Hope, Howard Schaap Dec 2019

Advent: A Thrill Of Hope, Howard Schaap

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"Despite the darkness—of literature, of human nature, of the decline fall into winter—we have God’s promises."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­meaningful Christmas carols 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/advent-a-thrill-of-hope/


Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude, Donald Roth, Erin Olson, Kayt Frisch Nov 2019

Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude, Donald Roth, Erin Olson, Kayt Frisch

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"Everything that we do in our lives should be rooted in our thankfulness for the immense gifts we receive from our God."

Posting about practicing gratefulness 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/cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude/


Filled With Thanksgiving, James C. Schaap Nov 2019

Filled With Thanksgiving, James C. Schaap

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"Once Otto and Becker start working together, Otto comes to the realization that this man—and the others, for that matter—don’t feel so much like an enemy."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a story of thanksgiving 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/filled-with-thanksgiving/


Swallowing The Camel By Wintering In Florida, David Schelhaas Nov 2019

Swallowing The Camel By Wintering In Florida, David Schelhaas

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"Within the totality of life lived before the face of God these are pleasures that are the good gifts of God. I know this intellectually; I just have to convince my conscience."

Posting about challenging our lifestyles 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/swallowing-the-camel-by-wintering-in-florida/


Lessons From The Ozone Hole, Carl P. Fictorie Nov 2019

Lessons From The Ozone Hole, Carl P. Fictorie

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"Good science works with evidence from creation, follows logically from that evidence, and avoids bias on the part of the scientist."

Posting about current environmental challenges 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/lessons-from-the-ozone-hole/


5 Questions For Christians To Ask About Online Courses And Degrees, Leah A. Zuidema Nov 2019

5 Questions For Christians To Ask About Online Courses And Degrees, Leah A. Zuidema

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"Learners are whole people, and this should be reflected in online learning, too."

Posting about evaluating online courses and programs 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/5-questions-for-christians-to-ask-about-online-courses-degrees/


Prodigal Theology For An Anxious Age: A Review Of On The Road With Saint Augustine, Aj Funk Oct 2019

Prodigal Theology For An Anxious Age: A Review Of On The Road With Saint Augustine, Aj Funk

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"Smith suggests that to be human is to be a refugee, longing for home, never quite being satisfied."

Posting about the book On the Road with Saint Augustine 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/prodigal-theology-for-an-anxious-age-a-review-of-on-the-road-with-saint-augustine/


Go Outside And Play!, Erin Olson Oct 2019

Go Outside And Play!, Erin Olson

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"We know that play is good for kids’ mental, emotional, and physical health, but what about for adults?"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the benefits of enjoyable activities 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/go-outside-and-play/


Health, More Than A Biological Issue: Talking About Holistic Health, Jordan Helming, Luralyn M. Helming Oct 2019

Health, More Than A Biological Issue: Talking About Holistic Health, Jordan Helming, Luralyn M. Helming

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"As a society, we often ignore psychological, social, and spiritual health, focusing on the much more objective biological health. Doing so is a disfavor to ourselves, because humans encompass all four aspects."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­health for the whole person 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/health-more-than-a-biological-issue-talking-about-holistic-health/