I spent some of my Thanksgiving holiday catching up on the stack of magazines that had piled up, mostly issues of The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly (got to keep an eye on the high and low brows). Perhaps the most thought-provoking read I have come across lately is by The New Yorker ’s Malcolm Gladwell , of Blink and Outlier fame, in his New Yorker article “Small Change” on why social media like Twitter and Facebook will not (despite popular opinion) lead to great movements for social change. His reasoning is based on a sociological distinction between “weak-tie” and “strong-tie” activism
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Book Blurbs: James W. Voelz, Principles of Biblical Interpretation for EveryoneConcordia Seminary’s Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Kevin Golden talks with Graduate Professor of Exegetical Theology Dr. James W. Voelz about his recent book, Principles of Biblical Interpretation for Everyone (Concordia Seminary Press, 2023), in this Concordia Journal Book Blurbs segment. Voelz has designed this inventive text for lay people who are intensely ..
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Book Blurbs: James Brauer, Music: God’s Mysterious GiftConcordia Seminary’s Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Kevin Golden sits down with Professor Emeritus Dr. James Brauer about his recent book, Music: God’s Mysterious Gift (Wipf and Stock, 2023), in this Concordia Journal Book Blurbs segment. Brauer says he wrote the book for people who want to better understand what music does and ..
Third Sunday in LentSpark your thoughts for March 3, 2024! Tune in to "Lectionary Kick-start" for a discussion about the texts for the third Sunday in Lent