The Magdalene Moment: A Vision for a New Christianity By Joanna Manning

The Magalene Moment: A Vision for a New Christianity,   By Joanna Manning     Raincoast Books, Vancouver, BC. 2006. $29.95 Cdn. ISBN #10: 1-55192-873-6.     Reviewed by Wayne A. Holst      In Februrary of 2005, the late Pope John Paul II was dying in Rome, and a young Muslim girl who was also … Continue reading “The Magdalene Moment: A Vision for a New Christianity By Joanna Manning”

Preaching Parables To Postmoderns By Brian C. Stiller

Preaching Parables To Postmoderns By Brian C. Stiller Fortress Press:Minneapolis, MN. 2005. $ 22.00 Cdn.ISBN #0-8006-3713-5. Reviewed by Wayne A. Holst Brian Stiller, author of Preaching Parables to Postmoderns, reveals that -as a young man – he dreamed of becoming a great preacher. Later, he learnedthat God has circuitous ways of helping individuals find their … Continue reading “Preaching Parables To Postmoderns By Brian C. Stiller”

Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family’s Long Journey from Russia to Canada By Arthur Kroeger

Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family’s Long Journey from Russia to Canada, By Arthur Kroeger University of Alberta Press, Edmonton269 pages, $34.95 Reviewed By Wayne A. Holst During the 1920s, 20,000 Russian Mennonites (or Russländer, as they werecalled by their Canadian co-religionists) poured into Canada, andparticularly onto the Prairies. Not all their new neighbours were pleased … Continue reading “Hard Passage: A Mennonite Family’s Long Journey from Russia to Canada By Arthur Kroeger”

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’”