· Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian
Discipleship is a result of organizing and advocacy Elaine
and Ched have been doing with Mennonite Church U.S. It
is an anthology edited by Joanna Shenk, with whom we’ve
worked to help connect Mennonites with other
“anabaptist-type” movements and communities around
North America. Elaine and Ched wrote the Introduction to
this collection of stories and reflections that explore the
creative tension between discipleship and denomination,
tradition and innovation. It is now available from Herald
· Two new lectionary commentary series include contribu-
tions from Ched. Preaching God’s Transforming
Justice focuses on social justice perspectives for Year B
(from Westminster John Knox). The Season of
Creation: A Preaching Commentary is an ecological-
oriented lectionary resource from Augsburg Fortress.
· Ched’s new book, Our God is Undocumented: Biblical
Faith and Immigrant Justice, co-authored with
BCM colleague Matthew Colwell, will be available from
Orbis Books at the beginning of February, 2012. We
hope this mix of scriptural reflections and profiles of
contemporary practitioners (similar to Ched &
Elaine’s 2009 Ambassadors books) will influence how
Christians think about immigration policy & practice!
Watch for it early next year!
· And speaking of our Ambassadors of
Reconciliation, check out this
a recent edition of Friends Journal!