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Journey to the Common Good Paperback – January 25, 2010
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One of the things that we have worked really hard to do as Englewood Christian Church over the past two decades is to gather our neighbors for conversation on imagining what the common good for our neighborhood might look like. So when the city of Indianapolis declared our neighborhood and the surrounding ones as a "redevelopment zone" several years ago, we played a key role in gathering neighbors to craft - over the course of a year - a specific plan for how we wanted to see our neighborhood improved in a way that would minimize gentrification and not drive out the neighbors who presently live here. We work with our neighbors in this way because we believe that God is at work, redeeming creation, and that this work of redemption unfolds primarily through the faithfulness of church communities who imagine and discern God's redemptive work in their specific places. With these convictions and the experiences of our church community at the forefront of my mind, I was very eager to read Walter Brueggemann's ideas in his newest book Journey to the Common Good.
I have read a number of Brueggemann's previous works and have resonated with the basic points of his theological vision as expressed in these books. In particular, I have a deep appreciation for his emphasis on the people of God (as a community) in God's redemptive work, on the conversational relationships between God and the people of God (see his recent book An Unsettling God), on the importance of imagination in discerning God's leading (see The Prophetic Imagination), and finally, on the significance that he places on land and place in the mission of God (see The Land).Read more ›
A little less than a year ago, several months removed from the earthquake that devastated Haiti, a team from National Community Church that included both myself and my soon-to-be wife sat in a Miami airport waiting for their connecting flight to Haiti. Last night I was vividly brought back to this moment as I was reading through Walter Brueggemann's Journey to the Common Good. While waiting for that connecting flight I happened to be reading through the 58th chapter of Isaiah. I remember reading verses 11 and 12 with amazement. "The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame...your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." My thought as I read these words were, "This is exactly what we are going to do." In retrospect, I believe this was a grandiose dream. How much can a dozen people lacking carpentry skills accomplish in a week's time? In fact we did not "raise up the age-old foundations." We were not called "Repairer of Broken Walls" nor "Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." We did help protect a school from erosion and helped some villages have access to clean drinking water. However, what I walked away with or had reinforced from the trip was that people living in incredibly poor and dire circumstances tend to have more love and joy than what I experience in my homeland: the United States.
I don't believe it was coincidence that Brueggemann's book brought me back to this chapter in Isaiah.Read more ›
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Once again I finished another Walter Brueggemann book with pure gratitude for him, his faith, his scholarship and his prophetic wisdom. Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Kathleen M. Probst
The author takes scripture out of context and using imaginative interpretation (his words not mine) to try and prove capitalism is evil.Published on June 11, 2014 by Charles Areson
The book was easy to understand (probably because it is based on a lecture series), and the interpretation of the books of Exodus, Jeremiah and Isaiah was so pertinent to us today. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by Crafty Annie
This book provides a thoughtful and sometimes controversial look at some of the books of the Bible. It causes one to stop and think.Published on December 28, 2013 by aeh
Dr Bruggerman is a voice we need to hear today, bringing Bible truth into our day for the common good.Published on October 2, 2013 by Les Singleton
Great read. Very insightful a d thought provoking between the relationship between theological reflection and social responsibility to our immediate community and to the greater... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Douglas Bao
I ordered this book because our Bible study group was focussing on Exodus. There were helpful comments in this book about the common good. Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Margaret Veneman
Isaiah is my favorite Old Testament book. Brueggemann's insights into the book were new and refreshing. He shows how relevant the Old Testament can be.Published on April 14, 2013 by Betty McSwain