I thought I should share a few Christian voices I’ve been reading.
- Brian Zahnd challenges us to rediscover the allure and mystery of Christianity in his new book, Beauty Will Save the World. I have frequently said evangelical and anabaptist Christians need to rediscover theologies of beauty and aesthetics so I’m encouraged to see books advocating renewed Christian focus on beauty emerging.
- Archie Poulos has some words to say on time poor congregations and members. I am wondering if I should read this too closely given my own time poverty, in spite of my efforts to simplify my work, home and church life.
- Ted Grimsrud from Thinking Pacifism asks, Is God Violent? He critiques Brian McLaren for forgetting about theologically conservative pacifists, echoing some of my own thoughts about theologically conservative pacifism in War and Peace: Six Different Responses. If you liked my article check Ted’s out too.