A Living Alternative

A Living Alternative

What does faith look like in a world where Christianity no longer dominates economy, policy, and morality? Why are mainline Christian structures so intimidated by this inevitability? And how can the church learn from those radical-reformers of the past as we venture into this unforeseen post-Christendom world? This collaboration of MennoNerds authors attempts to answer these questions with respect to a variety of topics.

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Rethinking Incarceration

Rethinking Incarceration

Dominique Gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration, examining Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion. He then shows how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles, offering creative solutions and highlighting innovative interventions.

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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

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What if racial reconciliation doesn't look like what you expected? The high-profile killings of young black men and women by white police officers, and the protests and violence that ensued, have convinced many white Christians to reexamine their intuitions when it comes to race and justice.

In this provocative book, theologian and blogger Drew G. I. Hart places police brutality, mass incarceration, antiblack stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy. Leading readers toward Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.

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God vs. Inequality

God vs. Inequality

In a world where the richer get richer while the poor are dying, many Christians realize that Jesus was critical towards the rich and modeled something that would both abolish poverty and wealth, since the two are dependent upon each other. Micael Grenholm has returned to this topic several times on his blog. Because of the series popularity, he put all his posts together into a free eBook.

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Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus

Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus

Is what we see and hear in the modern church all there is to Jesus, or is there a more radical, counter cultural side to Jesus than we have been led to believe?

Is the missing piece to a vibrant, Christian faith in America actually Jesus– the one thing we didn’t realize was missing?

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Embracing a Holistic Faith

Embracing a Holistic Faith

Embracing a Holistic Faith: Essays on Biblical Justice is a collection of essHolistic.jpgays discussing the intersection of traditional ideas of the Christian faith with the biblical mandate to do justice. This collection invites believers to expand their analysis on the marginalized in society. It also challenges believers to see advocacy, reconciliation and love for neighbor as central components to their spiritual discipline.

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That Holy Anarchist

That Holy Anarchist

In That Holy Anarchist, Mark Van Steenwyk explores the relationship between Christianity and anarchism. The name of Jesus is invoked by those in power as well as those resisting that power. What were the politics of Jesus and how can they continue to inform us as we struggle for justice?

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The Myth of a Christian Nation

The Myth of a Christian Nation

Arguing from Scripture and history, Dr. Boyd makes a compelling case that whenever the church gets too close to any political or national ideology, it is disastrous for the church and harmful to society. Dr. Boyd contends that the American Evangelical Church has allowed itself to be co-opted by the political right (and some by the political left) and exposes how this is harming the church’s unique calling to build the kingdom of God. In the course of his argument, Dr. Boyd challenges some of the most deeply held convictions of evangelical Christians in America – for example, that America is, or ever was, “a Christian nation” or that Christians ought to be trying to “take America back for God.”

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