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The Subversion of Advent

By Al Tizon How can a baby born during oppressed times in impoverished conditions save the world? It can’t, unless that baby is Emmanuel, God With Us! The anticipation of the birth of Emmanuel...

RUMOURS OF GLORY by Bruce Cockburn

Reviewed by Al Tizon It’s true: Dogs do eat peoples’ homework. One night our Great Dane “Dude” made a midnight snack out of my copy of Bruce Cockburn’s Rumours of Glory (HarperCollins, 2014), a...

Life and Peace

Cultivating shalom in a violent world by Al Tizon In college, I joined the right-to-life movement, having been profoundly convinced that abortion-on-demand was the unjustifiable taking of human life. Years later, while serving as...

The (Other) Great Commission

by Al Tizon As spectacular biblical stories go, the story of the Gerasene demoniac in the fifth chapter of Mark sits near the top. Hollywood can truly go crazy on this one, especially in...

I Don’t Like Evangelism

Confessions of an evangelism professor—and the holistic approach that makes “bearing witness” bearable by Al Tizon I don’t like evangelism, at least as it is often understood and/or executed. I cringe at tacky tracts...

When in Doubt, Reminisce

How can I believe in evangelism in this day and age? In light of my own journey to faith, how can I not? by Al Tizon Despite its political incorrectness in the postmodern age,...

I Am Asian, Hear Me Roar!

by Al Tizon My friend Soong-Chan Rah’s The Next Evangelicalism (InterVarsity Press, 2009) is a deeply significant book that exposes and calls into account the continuing Western captivity of American evangelicalism. “In February 2005,”...

“Who Is Jesus Christ to You?”

by Al Tizon “Who is Jesus Christ to you?” I was asked this recently. Although it worth contemplating at any time, it strikes me as a particularly appropriate Christmas question. So thought I’d share...