Jesus Of Hollywood By Adele Reinhartz

Jesus Of Hollywood By Adele Reinhartz Oxford University Press: Toronto, ON. 2007313 pages. Hardcover. $35.95. Cdn.ISBN #0-19-514696-4 Reviewed by Wayne A. Holst There are as many movie interpretations of Jesus as there are movies abouthim. “The Nativity Story” (2006) and “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) are bothJesus biopics, based – each one claims – … Continue reading “Jesus Of Hollywood By Adele Reinhartz”

Christian and Muslim leaders look to break interfaith ‘logjam’

  New Haven (ENI). About 150 Christian and Muslim representatives meeting at Yale University have issued a call for clerics and leaders of their respective traditions to speak out publicly once a year during a designated week in praise of the other’s faith tradition. “We have extremists on all sides and that has to be … Continue reading “Christian and Muslim leaders look to break interfaith ‘logjam’”

Order & Chaos was Mission in Worship: National Worship Conference 2008

  By the Rev. Eric Dyck, Lutheran co-chair of the 2008 conference   Was it Order or Chaos? Those amazing three days in Montreal at the end of June! Was it world-renowned liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop’s talk of the mischief that happens in our Order? Or other keynote speaker Karen Ward’s mention of letting the … Continue reading “Order & Chaos was Mission in Worship: National Worship Conference 2008”

Lambeth Conference: Archbishop of Canterbury seeks ‘covenantal commitment’

[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, in his August 3 final presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008, appealed to bishops to make a prophetic choice and embrace a “covenantal commitment [with] … the potential to make us more of a church.” Such a global church “understands its ministry and service and … Continue reading “Lambeth Conference: Archbishop of Canterbury seeks ‘covenantal commitment’”

Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Conference on the Protestant Understanding of Church in an Ecumenical Horizon

The Confessing Church in the Contemporary World [Geneva • LWI] The Protestant understanding of the church is the central theme of an international conference of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for Theology and Studies (DTS) taking place at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva, Switzerland. Scholars from 11 countries are participating in the 12-16 June gathering, … Continue reading “Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Conference on the Protestant Understanding of Church in an Ecumenical Horizon”