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Technology Unleashed: A Review Of Transhumanism And The Image Of God, Sam Ashmore Jun 2019

Technology Unleashed: A Review Of Transhumanism And The Image Of God, Sam Ashmore

Staff Work

"As Christians we must realize technology’s formation capability, reflect on it, and consider our relationship with technology."

Posting about the book Transhumanism and the Image of 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/technology-unleashed-a-review-of-transhumanism-and-the-image-of-god/


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/


Watering Hope, Katie Kooiman Apr 2019

Watering Hope, Katie Kooiman

Student Work

"In the cross of Christ, we find the most profound tension of opposites: life and death."

Posting about resurrection hope 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/watering-hope/


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/


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/


Seeing The Faces Of Opioid Addiction, Erin Olson Feb 2019

Seeing The Faces Of Opioid Addiction, Erin Olson

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"Around 130 Americans die every day from opioid related deaths, most of them overdoses."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the problem of substance abuse 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-the-faces-of-opioid-addiction/


Longing For Spring: Songs Of Lament, John Macinnis Jan 2019

Longing For Spring: Songs Of Lament, John Macinnis

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"Hope cannot be divorced from lament; our hope for tomorrow has a context in the suffering and sorrow that surround us today."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­songs that encourage us 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/longing-for-spring-songs-of-lament/


Part Two: Journalism As A Sharing Of Stories, Lee Pitts Jan 2019

Part Two: Journalism As A Sharing Of Stories, Lee Pitts

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"Journalists are storytellers. And in the world God created, stories matter. Jesus spoke in parables more than sermons. He knew the best way to change behavior was through narrative not lecture."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a Christian perspective on journalism 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/part-two-journalism-as-a-sharing-of-stories/


Part One: Reforming Journalism, Lee Pitts Jan 2019

Part One: Reforming Journalism, Lee Pitts

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"Part of a journalist’s job is to encourage people, compel them—maybe even chide them a little—to turn their heads towards the plights of others. To notice."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a Christian perspective on journalism 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/part-one-reforming-journalism/


A Botanist's Take On The Fruits Of The Spirit, Jeff Ploegstra Jan 2019

A Botanist's Take On The Fruits Of The Spirit, Jeff Ploegstra

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"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are all signs of a vital and thriving relationship with Christ, but at the heart of these fruits lies a seed."

Posting about living out Christ-like virtues 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/a-botanists-take-on-the-fruits-of-the-spirit/


New Year, New You? Unpacking The Liturgy Of The New Year's Resolution, Donald Roth Jan 2019

New Year, New You? Unpacking The Liturgy Of The New Year's Resolution, Donald Roth

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"Our resolutions reveal what we value yet feel we do not live up to."

Posting about conforming to God's standard 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/new-year-new-you-unpacking-the-liturgy-of-the-new-years-resolution/


Advent Love: The Advent Of #Metoo, Aaron Baart Dec 2018

Advent Love: The Advent Of #Metoo, Aaron Baart

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"It is the season of our soul’s groaning for 'thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­Christ's light overcoming our world of darkness 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-love-the-advent-of-metoo/


Christmas Songs: Why That Tune?, Karen A. De Mol Dec 2018

Christmas Songs: Why That Tune?, Karen A. De Mol

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"What is it about some of the Christmas golden oldies that evoke such warm feelings of home and holiday?"

Posting about the rich tunes of Christmas music 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/christmas-songs-why-that-tune/


Advent Joy: The Joy Of The Incarnation Is In Tents, Howard Schaap Dec 2018

Advent Joy: The Joy Of The Incarnation Is In Tents, Howard Schaap

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"If the Christmas story in Luke is framed with joy, there is a different kind of joy in John, a strange kind, the joy of tent-living."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­finding our security in Christ 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-joy-the-joy-of-the-incarnation-is-in-tents/


Advent Traditions: What Are We Waiting For?, April Fiet, Kayt E. Frisch, Kristin Kobes Du Mez Dec 2018

Advent Traditions: What Are We Waiting For?, April Fiet, Kayt E. Frisch, Kristin Kobes Du Mez

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Posting about ­­­­­­­­Advent traditions and celebrations 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-traditions-what-are-we-waiting-for/


What Online Communities Leave Out: Unlikely Friendships, Donald Roth, Justin Bailey, Matt Arbo Nov 2018

What Online Communities Leave Out: Unlikely Friendships, Donald Roth, Justin Bailey, Matt Arbo

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"Not long ago, a study was conducted to see how quickly Americans make decisions about other people regarding the potential for friendship. The answer: between two and four seconds."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the beauty of unlikely friendships 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/what-online-communities-leave-out-unlikely-friendships/


Slacktivism: Social Media Activism And Its Effectiveness, Abby M. Foreman Nov 2018

Slacktivism: Social Media Activism And Its Effectiveness, Abby M. Foreman

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"Engagement is costly in terms of time and often money."

Posting about the pros and cons of slacktivism 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/slacktivism-social-media-activism-and-its-effectiveness/


The Church's Response To Changing Culture: A Review Of "Future Faith", Robert Lancaster Nov 2018

The Church's Response To Changing Culture: A Review Of "Future Faith", Robert Lancaster

Staff Work

"Congregations may die, and denominations may wither; but the Church of Jesus Christ will stand strong."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century 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-churchs-response-to-changing-culture-a-review-of-future-faith/


Why Vote, Jeff Taylor Nov 2018

Why Vote, Jeff Taylor

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"Voting makes a statement—whether I am on the winning side or losing side—about truth and justice, even though it is only a small statement."

Posting about exercising the right and privilege to vote 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-vote-2/