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Reading for the Common Good

Last week, Chris Smith, the editor of the Englewood Review of Books, celebrated his birthday by offering review copies of his latest book, Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help our Churches and Neighborhoods to Flourish. Slow Church, Smith’s previous book written with Jon Pattison is one of my favourite books of the last few years. So, I eagerly accepted the offer to read through Smith’s latest offering. Reading For the Common Good – Main Argument The basic argument Smith puts…Continue readingReading for the Common Good

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More With Less, Memories, Milestones

This year is a milestone year for me. On October 12 I hit the big 5-0. In accordance with such a momentous event, it is a national holiday in Canada (as it should be every year). 2015 marks a couple of other notable events in my life. It was 25 years ago that I spent a summer in Southern Ontario on a course sponsored by the now defunct Student Mission Advance. The course was called World Christian Leadership Development. 2015…Continue readingMore With Less, Memories, Milestones