Tag: Church

How Reading Forms Us

How Reading Forms Us

Whenever someone asks for my favorite quote I do not hesitate. Most other ice-breaker-type questions perplex me—my favorite food, favorite color, what animal I would be if I got to choose. For the most part, I’m indifferent to those things. I’m fickle. It varies with the years, even the days. Of one thing—one thing only …

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#LentTogether: Men and Women in Community

#LentTogether: Men and Women in Community

Taken from “Life Together in Christ” by Ruth Haley Barton for the #LentTogether Blog Series “Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels …

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#LentTogether: Too Close to Touch

#LentTogether: Too Close to Touch

Guest Post by Marty Schoenleber III  for the #LentTogether Blog Series on Behind the Books When I was in junior in high school, the worship director at my church covered my torso in dental cement. I grew up in the church. My father was a pastor, and moreover, one known for “having big vision.” He …

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#LentTogether: Entering the Fertile Void

#LentTogether: Entering the Fertile Void

Guest Post by David and Beth Booram  for the #LentTogether Blog Series on Behind the Books It was the first Good Friday since our world blew up. Our lives were literally turned upside down and seemingly everything that mattered was shaken up and emptied out: our community, vocation, friends, identity, innocence, security—gone.  As we sat …

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Five Ways Evangelicals Can Save Evangelicalism

Five Ways Evangelicals Can Save Evangelicalism

Editor’s Note: Books come to life in all manner of ways. Read on to discover a pivotal moment that animated Lisa Sharon Harper‘s contribution in the new book Still Evangelical?, which releases this week. I sat on the stage during the final panel discussion of the Justice Conference 2017. I wasn’t supposed to be there; …

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A Call for Women to Live Emboldened Lives

A Call for Women to Live Emboldened Lives

Editor’s note: it is a joy when employees at InterVarsity Press find a strong personal connection with a book that we’ve published. And that happened with our team member Christina Gilliland and the new book Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach! We are including Christina’s reflection in “Behind the Books” because we want to celebrate that …

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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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People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

People of the Book: A Theology of Publishing

Christians are People of the Book. But the Bible doesn’t actually call us “people of the book.” That phrase isn’t in Scripture. It comes from the Koran. Islam refers to Jews and Christians as people of the book. The Koran says “If only the People of the Book had faith, it would be better for …

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