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?
A conversation with author and book editor Nathan Brown about bringing faith to justice.
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.
Big round numbers seem to inordinately fascinate us, meaning we sometimes accord anniversaries more significance than they would otherwise merit. As such, the importance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” nailed to the door of the Wittenberg Church came more from the opportunity for re-examination and reflection than from the big number itself. A stand-out example of this opportunity taken: Here We Stand’s focus on the Reformation’s continuing significance for Seventh-day Adventists.
Sitting beside a hospital bed. Waiting. The morning busyness had subsided into a slower afternoon. Dad marked his 75th birthday with this unplanned but urgent visit to hospital. The place challenges me. We can care for the sick, even campaign for better health care and teach more healthful living, but as good and necessary as these things are, they seemingly end here or somewhere like it.