The Gift Of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister

THE GIFT OF YEARS Growing Old Gracefully By Joan Chittister BlueBridge, 240 pp., $19.95 Review: Author shares end-time musings By Lois Sibley Although she admits she may be too young to write this book — after all, she’s only 72 — Joan Chittister, in her usual forthright way, tells us about how she feels “to … Continue reading “The Gift Of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister”

Cooperative, practical mission the goal of Anglican-Lutheran conversations by Ali Symons

By Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer Anglicans and Lutherans are smack dab in the middle of a discussion that aims to improve their work in tangible ways around the globe. This conversation is the five-year Anglican-Lutheran International Commission (ALIC), and it had its third annual meeting April 28 to May 5 in hot and … Continue reading “Cooperative, practical mission the goal of Anglican-Lutheran conversations by Ali Symons”

Signs of the Times: Religious Pluralism and Economic Injustice by Gregory Baum

Signs of the Times: Religious Pluralism and Economic Injustice by Gregory Baum Novalis, 2007 Paperback $24.95 Reviewed by Linden Rogers  The term “sign of the times” has a long history in the church.  Traditionally, such a “sign” indicated that the end of history was near. But this term has been defined in a new light.  … Continue reading “Signs of the Times: Religious Pluralism and Economic Injustice by Gregory Baum”

Technology and the Soul by Wolfgang Giegerich

Technology and the Soul From the Nuclear Bomb to the World Wide Web Collected English Papers, Volume Two by Wolfgang Giegerich New Orleans, La., Spring Journal Books 2007 Reviewed by Harvey Shepherd A book that came my way some time last year has been haunting me from time to time ever since and I suspect that … Continue reading “Technology and the Soul by Wolfgang Giegerich”

African church conference discusses misuse of foreign aid By Fredrick Nzwili

By Fredrick Nzwili [Ecumenical News International, Nairobi] Church and civil society leaders at a global meeting on aid effectiveness in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi are discussing ways of holding governments accountable for the foreign aid they receive, and that some say is critical for Africa’s economic liberation but often is misused. “It is time … Continue reading “African church conference discusses misuse of foreign aid By Fredrick Nzwili”