Greetings From the Editor
December 1, 2016 – 12:01 am | No Comment

by Jin Hee Han

For the winter issue of 2016, we present a collection of articles and book reviews focused upon the theme of “BREATHING.” This year we were presented with a series of challenges, but the Lord provided for us exactly what we needed to continue this important ministry. Help from the Lord came through like the precious supply of breath in ways that we could recognize right away as God’s gracious intervention.

Our authors highlight God’s mysterious and wondrous work we encounter in the Bible, the life of the church, and the world in modern days. As the Johannine Jesus points out, “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes” (John 3:8). Commentators immediately add that the Greek word for the “wind” is pneuma, and that it also means “spirit” (as in the Holy Spirit). The Spirit of the living God takes us where we may not have anticipated, but the upshot of the journey is always the manifestation of God’s goodness.

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Affirmation and Truth
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Affirmation and Truth

by Marvin A. McMickle and Keith A. Russell

Reflections on the Lectionary Readings for April 2008.

Discipleship Beyond Obedience
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Discipleship Beyond Obedience

by William J. Sappenfield

Discipleship is a voluntary response to love, requiring constant examination of motives, ongoing communication and never ending learning.

On Being (not becoming) a Disciple
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On Being (not becoming) a Disciple

by David Lee Jones

Authentic discipleship is a way of being, not becoming, that shapes our lives.

Listening with Love, Preaching with Passion: The Risk and the Joy of Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.
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Listening with Love, Preaching with Passion: The Risk and the Joy of Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.

by Katharyn L. Waldron

A Brief History of Walter J. Burghardt S.J. and his life as an example of discipleship.

God’s Voice
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God’s Voice

by Michael Leach

Reflecting on the life of Walter J. Burghardt S.J.

We are All Learners in the School of Christ
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We are All Learners in the School of Christ

by Margaret Dorgan

Jesus offers fresh instructions on how to love God and how to love one another.

Quotations on The Poor
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Quotations on The Poor

by Megan L. Stivison

Book Review: Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose by Kirk Byron Jones
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Book Review: Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose by Kirk Byron Jones

Reviewed by Frederick J. Streets

The book offers useful insights to people of faith, not only at critical turning points in their lives, but wherever they may be on life’s journey.

Book Review: The Christian President: What Jesus Would Have Done by Tom Lombardo
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Book Review: The Christian President: What Jesus Would Have Done by Tom Lombardo

Reviewed by Douglas Stivison

This is an unusual book that deserves to be noticed. Once we picked up the slim paperback we could not put it down. It is genuinely thought provoking. It is essentially a fable or a parable. It combines elements of a Victorian Sunday School storybook with its stark moral lessons and a well-written episode of The West Wing.

Embrace the New; Honor the Old
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Embrace the New; Honor the Old

by Douglas Stivison

Living Pulpit Moving to All-Electronic Delivery

“And All Will See God’s Salvation”: Transcending the Social Hierarchy in Preaching about Poverty
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“And All Will See God’s Salvation”: Transcending the Social Hierarchy in Preaching about Poverty

by Stephen Johnson

Preachers must move into that place where the cross of Christ bridges the distance between rich and poor.

Poverty: Validating Sign of One’s Preaching
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Poverty: Validating Sign of One’s Preaching

by Michael Monshau

The credible preacher is able to respond honestly to parishioners with the heartfelt words, “I know. I understand.”