Meetings, Books, Video--and a Bunch of Cool Links!

Feb
16

Elaine and I just returned from a gathering of some 45 prominent denominational and other faith-based activists at Stony Point Conference Center, NY, where we facilitated the first stages of drafting a response to the Kairos Palestine document of 2009.  We commend the Kairos movement among Palestinian Christians, and look forward to the U.S. response that should be available in a month or so.  We'll keep you posted.  

We're delighted that our new book Our God is Undocumented is now out; it can be purchased here.  This Monday, Feb 20th, we'll have a gathering at our place to celebrate the book; lots of our friends from around southern California will join us.  Then we'll move right into the Bartimaeus Institute, in which 25 participants will learn how to read Mark's gospel "politically." 

Speaking of books, our friend Tim Kumfer of the Servant Leadership School in Washington, DC wrote a nice review for Sojourners magazine of Liberating Biblical Studies (Wipf & Stock, 2011), which I co-edited with Laurel Dykstra.  You can access Tim's review here.  That book is also now available on Kindle.  

Finally, speaking of Kairos, I've been working with Kairos Canada for more than a dozen years now.  Recently one of their staffpersons posted on YouTube a talk and Powerpoint I did a couple of years ago on Apocalyptic, Resistance and Discipleship.  Check it out!