Links Roundup

I preview a lot of great books, but this one stands out: Out of My Mind, by my friend Wynand de Kock. It’s intelligent, well-written, historically informative, honest, and needed.
A powerful blog post relating to Israel and Palestine … and many other conflicts today. Here’s more on Israel/Palestine … worth reading.
And this reflection by a Jewish friend on Passover mirrors the rethinking many Christians are doing – about the social and historical impacts of our liturgy and theology. Speaking of Passover, you’ll find some beautiful reflections on Passover – for Jews and non-Jews alike, here.
A great piece for people who are leaders in organizations:
News from down under from Jarrod McKenna.

We did, however, make some new friends with the arresting police officers, including the sergeant who, upon releasing us, said in a loud voice, “You’re the nicest group of crims we’ve ever had here, and you’re welcome back any time.”

Even more quotable:

According to Hans Urs von Balthasar, “disguised under the disfigurement of an ugly crucifixion and death, Christ upon the cross is paradoxically the clearest revelation of who God is.” Christ’s murder upon the cross is likewise the unmasking of our society’s ugly, evil and illogical desire for scapegoats. Easter reveals God overcoming evil with the power of nonviolent love, seen most clearly at Calvary.

More from down under here.
And a conference in Washington DC for innovative church leaders … Second Acts. Great people!
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