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