What Would You Die For?

A week ago today, I reviewed Not Less than Everything: Catholic Writers on Heroes of Conscience from Joan of Arc to Oscar Romero (2013).  A few days after writing that piece, I received a request from Duane Arnold to take a look at what he and others are doing through "The Martrys Project."   The project has released a CD featuring prayers from a “great cloud of witnesses” from across the centuries and around the globe and include Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a child from Ravensbruck, Read More …

Review of Not Less than Everything

Meet the Editor Catherine Wolff served as director of the Arrupe Center for Community-Based Learning at Santa Clara University.  She is married to Tobias Wolff, an author and professor. Book Basics Not Less than Everything is a one of a kind book that features many voices, including "contemporary journalists, novelists, scholars and poets" (p.5).  Each author contributes a single short chapter about a saint -- formally recognized by the Catholic Church or unofficial yet Read More …

Review of Unlearning Protestantism

Schlabach, Gerald W.  Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age.  Brazos Books, 2010.  ISBN: 9781587431111. Meet the Author Gerald W. Schlabach is an associate professor of theology and director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.  He is the founder and currently serves as the executive director of Bridgefolk, which is a movement of Mennonites and Roman Catholics who come together to explore each other's Read More …