The April 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. In the cover story, Zachary Guiliano reports on the first Theology Slam in England:

“Climate change will create unavoidable homesickness,” Hannah Malcolm said in the first Theology Slam. “This is the world in which the image bearers of God reside. … This is the world where God himself died. … This is the world whose renewal we seek.”

St. John’s Hoxton, an evangelical church near London’s Silicon Roundabout, hosted the event, “a search for new engaging voices thinking theologically about the contemporary world.”

Rapt audience members, many in their 20s and 30s, had braved wet and windy weather for the live final round on March 7, while others participated through Facebook Live. (Video is available online.)

The project was sponsored by SCM Press, Church Times, the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Lambeth Palace’s Community of St. Anselm.

News

  • How Should Churches Protect Their People? | G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Features

  • Avoiding Burnout in Ministry | By Joey Royal
  • Theology Slam Winner Commends Solastalgia | By Zachary Guiliano
  • The Man Who Paid for a Baptism | By Steve Schlossberg

Cultures

  • Incarnational Stations | By Dennis Raverty

Books

  • The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology | Review by Richard Mammana
  • Inwardly Digest | Review by Thomas Breidenthal
  • Life in Christ | Review by Marcus Halley
  • Speaking the Truth | Review by E.S. Kempson

Other Departments

  • People & Places
  • Sunday’s Readings

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