Spring/Summer 2009 (Vol. 37, Nos. 2 & 3)

Spring/Summer 2009

Perspective:
The Stories within Our Stories by Wendy McDowell
Noticing the stories within our stories.

Dialogue:
Good Samaritans in a World Economy by Douglas A. Hicks and Mark Valeri
A Christian vision of neighborly obligation is more important than ever.
Faith in the Face of Abuse by Nancy E. Nienhuis
Religious leaders need to be helpful to victims of domestic violence.
Obama's High Wire by Matthew Weiner and Varun Soni
Barack Obama's interfaith approach to public religion holds risk and opportunity.
An Uncomfortable Mormon by Taylor Petrey
Recent events have countered the hope that anti-Mormonism in American culture was thawing.

Featured:
Disobedient Ancestors by D. Y. Béchard
Québec's priests, tricksters, and 'runners-of-the-woods' as seen through one family's history.
Life in a Godless Place by Nicolas Langelier
New religious immigrants are challenging the resolute secularism of Québec.
Listening to the Small Voice by Elizabeth J. A. Siwo-Okundi
With rising numbers of orphans worldwide, it is time to develop a theology that places their concerns at the center.
When Child Soldiers Become Filmmakers by Kurt Shaw
The frontlines of the Colombian civil war may seem an unlikely place for children to reflect on ethics, but with cameras in hand, they reveal a world where evil has become normal.
O Thou Mastering Light by Christian Wiman
For the believer, spiritual innocence remains the only condition in which intellectual truth can occur, and wonder is the precondition for all wisdom.

In Review:
Ethics and Vulnerability in Watchmen by Jonathan Schofer
Ethics and the many dimensions of vulnerability interweave in Watchmen.
Young Evangelicals Rock by Amy Sullivan
Christian youth culture in Eileen Luhr's Witnessing Suburbia.
A Homeland Imagined and Consumed by Richard Delacy
Swades: A nonresident Indian rediscovers 'home.'

Poetry:
Feverish by Joanna Klink
Two Poems by Paula Bohince

See also: Past Issue