Roundup: Parish books of the year, occupied territories, mission, Christian music

Roundup: Parish books of the year, occupied territories, mission, Christian music

Academy of Parish Clergy: 2013 Books of the Year

The 2013 Book of the Year Award goes to Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: A Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian D. McLaren (Jericho Press). The Reference Book of the Year Award goes to The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald A. Hagner (Baker Academic Press).

Palestinian settlements: Political irony, existential cruelty

Until quite recently, two questions, at least, were being asked of Palestinians still residing in the occupied territories that comprise East Jerusalem, the West Bank, with both its northern and southern flanks as well as Gaza.

WCC consultation invokes responses on mission

An international group representing diverse mission organisations recently got together in India to develop tools that can insure effective implementation of the new mission statement issued last year by the World Council of Churches.

Mainstream Christian music

What’s wonderful about this genre of music is that the musicians are just interpreting a timeless message in the music that’s relevant today and that keeps younger listeners coming and and keeps widening the demographic.

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