Category: Book Excerpt

The Smell of Simplicity

By Christiana Peterson Our families were decidedly weirded out by our strange choice to move to an intentional community. It's not that they were surprised or even unsupportive. After all, they were used to both...

Black and White Theology

By John Perkins Sometimes I look at the Bible and think all God is about is justice: "For the Lord loves justice" (Psalm 37:28); "I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor...

Adoption as a Sign of Shalom

By Kelley Nikondeha As parents of children once orphaned by disease and poverty, my husband Claude and I are familiar with the kind of injustice that creates vulnerable children. Our commitment to shalom for...

Signs of Hope

By Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah Pastor Jer Swigart leads the Open Door Community, a progressive young church, in Walnut Creek, California, outside San Francisco. The church community...