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    The Myth of Equality

    Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege

    by Ken Wytsma

    Is privilege real or imagined? Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.

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    Ministering in Patronage Cultures

    Biblical Models and Missional Implications

    by Jayson Georges

    Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.

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    Disability and the Way of Jesus

    Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church

    by Bethany McKinney Fox

    What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.

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    How Neighborhoods Make Us Sick

    Restoring Health and Wellness to Our Communities

    by Veronica Squires and Breanna Lathrop

    Our neighborhoods are literally making us sick. If we truly want to love our neighbors, we must work to create social environments in which people can be healthy. While working in community redevelopment and treating uninsured families, Veronica Squires and Breanna Lathrop discovered that we can promote the health of our communities by addressing social determinants that facilitate healing in under-resourced neighborhoods.

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    Can "White" People Be Saved?

    Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission

    Missiological Engagements Series

    Edited by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, and Amos Yong
    Contributions by Willie James Jennings, Andrea Smith, Hak Joon Lee, Akintunde E. Akinade, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell, Andrew T. Draper, Erin Dufault-Hunter, Clifton Clarke, Daniel Jeyaraj, and Jonathan Tran

    White normativity as a way of being in the world has been parasitically joined to Christianity, and this is the ground of many of our problems today. Written by a world-class roster of scholars, this volume develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism, challenging evangelical Christianity to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy.

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    The Politics of Ministry

    Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests

    by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman, and Donald C. Guthrie
    Foreword by Steven Garber

    At its most basic level, politics is simply the everyday activity of getting things done with other people. Filled with real-life stories, this book from Bob Burns, Tasha Chapman, and Donald Guthrie combines their long ministry experience with sociological research, setting out wise principles and practices that help us see more clearly the political dynamics at play in our churches and parachurch ministries.

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    The Minority Experience

    Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities

    by Adrian Pei

    If you're the only person from your ethnic background in your organization or team, you probably know what it's like to be misunderstood or marginalized. Organizational consultant Adrian Pei describes key challenges ethnic minorities face in majority-culture organizations, unpacking the historical forces at play and what both minority and majority cultures need to know in order to work together fruitfully.

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    Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness

    Exploring Missiology Through the Lens of Disability Studies

    Missiological Engagements

    by Benjamin T. Conner

    How would it look if we "disabled" Christian theology, discipleship, and theological education? Benjamin Conner initiates a new conversation between disability studies and Christian theology and missiology, imagining a church that fully incorporates persons with disabilities into its mission. In this vision, the people with disabilities are part of the church's pluriform witness, and the congregation embodies a robust hermeneutic of the gospel.

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    Serving God in a Migrant Crisis

    Ministry to People on the Move

    Operation World Resources

    by Patrick Johnstone
    With Dean Merrill
    Foreword by Stephan Bauman

    Millions are on the move in today's world, and Christians have a unique perspective on this migrant crisis: after all, Jesus was a refugee. Patrick Johnstone and Dean Merrill help us understand what's causing today's refugee crisis, explore Christian theology and tradition on migration, and show us how Christian workers around the globe are opening their hearts to embrace these modern outcasts.

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    Reconstructing the Gospel

    Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

    by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
    Foreword by The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

    Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ, showing that when the gospel is reconstructed, freedom rings for both individuals and society as a whole.

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