Tag: Justice

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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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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IVP’s Top Ten of 2011

IVP’s Top Ten of 2011

Before 2011 becomes too distant of a memory, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most memorable IVP happenings of 2011. All in all it was an eventful year, and we look forward with anticipation to what 2012 has in store.




Behind the Anti-Trafficking Tour

Behind the Anti-Trafficking Tour

Thanks to our IVP Books print publicist, Suanne Camfield for this post! It was late Wednesday night when we finally met. After circling the airport three times, I spotted him in black dress pants and a dark winter coat. After months of planning, plotting, strategizing, exchanging emails, and conference-calling, Daniel Walker, author of God in …

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God In a Brothel

God In a Brothel

I read an article today about a large sex-trafficking ring that was busted right here in Chicago. The descriptions of the crimes perpetrated against women and girls, in some cases as young as 12, by these evildoers both broke my heart and enraged me. Sometimes we Christians think anger is unchristian—an emotion we shouldn’t allow …

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We’re In a La Niña Year

We’re In a La Niña Year

In the Pacific Northwest we’re still in the 2010-2011 La Nina year, which means cooler, wetter springs than usual. Mark and I walk Fern Creek’s gardens most afternoons like hovering parents checking on the young broccoli and cabbage transplants to see how they are managing the hardship of a cold wet spring, and to see if more snow peas, arugula and spinach have decided to break ground.
When we aren’t teaching, writing, or preparing talks we’re often occupied with tasks related to food: growing, preserving, preparing or eating it. Last night for dinner I poured a jar of last season’s spicy tomato sauce into a pan, added a few pesto cubes and a handful of oven-roasted tomatoes from the freezer, crushed up half a dried cayenne pepper, splashed in some red wine, and simmered it all for a bit before ladling it over homemade pasta. That we are still eating bounty from last year’s crops while this year’s basil plants are under the grow lights downstairs and the tomato plants are filling out in the cold frame inclines us to give thanks.