Engage: Faith That Matters is Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown’s 13th book (well, seventh if we count only the edited books). It is also another book about social justice. Why does Brown return to this theme and what has writing this book taught him about it?
It is a photograph with historic implications. What you see are 40 women—one is present but not pictured—employed in Australian-based ministry roles by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2018.
Quick! Name three women leaders of the early Christian church. Any come to mind? Our inability to do even this undermines our ability to normalise the full participation of men and women in building the kingdom of God, writes Dr Lisa Clark Diller in this critique of the church’s reluctance to embrace again the radical role Jesus modelled for women.
As a Christian—in my most honest moments of reflection—I wish for transformational faith and persistent courage to change the world. In the context of this yearning, Nathan Brown’s Engage: Faith that Matters—a collection of essays about the responsibility and the privilege evoked by our divine commission to engage with our world—enriched, challenged and inspired me.
Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown introduces his new collection of essays, which sends us back to our communities to care, serve and sacrifice as Jesus did.
Avondale alumna Julie Hoey reflects on her first experience as a member of a Signs Publishing Book Club.