July 2024<br><em>A Tapestry of Global Christology</em><br>Isuwa Y. Atsen

The biggest “aha” moment for me was learning about the non-Western influences that shaped Western culture and civilization. This clearly problematizes the claim of cultural independence (also, superiority or inferiority), which has a  significant implication for global theological reflection. It means that theological constructions in non-Western contexts should be free to draw helpful insights from  outside our cultures without thinking that we are using something foreign.

March 2024<br><em>The Call to Follow</em><br>Richard Langer and Joanne J. Jung

We believe followership is something in its own right, not just the lack of leadership. . . . One can follow well and one can follow poorly. Furthermore, the first call of every Christian is to be a follower (of Christ, but also of those who have walked the road of discipleship before you). We should take that call seriously.

December 2023<br><em>Humility Illuminated</em><br>Dennis R. Edwards

Humility begins as submission to God and develops into a way of life that pursues peacemaking. Humility ought not be rare but should be a Christian identity marker (as it was in the early years of the Jesus movement). It is also not episodic but is meant to be a basic characteristic of the Christian’s daily life.

November 2023<br><em>Galatians</em><br>Nijay K. Gupta

Family, love, belonging. These really stand out to me. Many people think Galatians is about a theology of justification by faith. That’s true, but justification, in my view, is part of a larger reality of being incorporated into the family of God by faith in Christ, the Son of God.