Tag: Current Events

You Might Already Be a Pietist: Chris Gehrz and Mark Pattie III’s “The Pietist Option”

You Might Already Be a Pietist: Chris Gehrz and Mark Pattie III’s “The Pietist Option”

One of my first weeks at InterVarsity Press, a curious manuscript crossed my desk. A book on Pietism. And not even a merely historical study, but one that purported to connect Pietist ideas to day-to-day life in the 21st century. Though I might have been initially dubious, as I read it, I got more and …

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Why We Still Need Books by White Men

Why We Still Need Books by White Men

Welcome to the reboot of the “Behind the Books” blog of InterVarsity Press! The blog has a long and storied history but has lain dormant in recent years—until now. We are excited that a new team of voices here at IVP are eager to welcome you behind the scenes of how we do what we …

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Roger Ebert, Writer

Roger Ebert, Writer

If you think of Roger Ebert (who passed away yesterday) as a movie critic or a TV personality first, let me recommend to you his beautiful 2011 memoir, “Life Itself.”




July 4th: A Call for Prayer

July 4th: A Call for Prayer

Thank you to Logan Mehl-Laituri for this reflection on Independence Day. July 4th is not just a day to barbeque and catch up with friends. It is a day to remember our independence and how we became a distinct people as Americans. It was this day 236 years ago that a number of courageous souls …

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Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Preparing for Lent with Juliet Benner

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter and the mysteries of life, death and resurrection that we celebrate during Holy Week. Many Christians understand this preparation primarily in terms of things that they choose to give up for the 40 days before Easter. But if Holy Week is a ritual walk through the events of the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, perhaps the most basic way of thinking about preparation for this is to view Lent as spreading our engagement with these Holy Week events over 40 days rather than 7. What if you could use Lent as a 6 week journey with Jesus in which you spend time with him in Gospel meditation, watching his interactions with others and getting to know him?