From the Stacks: Prism

| 1/9/2008 12:01:43 PM

“I’m drawn to bad news like a moth to a summer porch light” confesses editor Kristyn Komarnicki in the November/December issue of the evangelical Christian magazine Prism. Komarnicki’s confession seems like dreary reading, but her unflinching interest in bad news is tempered by a faith “in God’s power to… transform us through every drop and sliver of anguish that life can hand out.” 

The news that fills Prism’s columns isn’t easy reading: mountains are being destroyed for coal mining, Americans are over-worked and still poor, and teens are getting into abusive relationships—at church. Behind the doom and gloom, however, the magazine’s evangelical message points toward concrete solutions. No matter how audacious the challenge, evangelical Christians are willing to fight, buoyed by a faith that lives and struggles have meaning. You don’t need to be an evangelical, or even a Christian, to appreciate Prism’s strong message of action. Even staunch atheists may be able to find inspiration in the magazine’s motivating message .

Brendan Mackie


Steve Thorngate_9
1/9/2008 12:58:54 PM

Prism and Evangelicals for Social Action--the org that publishes it--have long been leaders in the somewhat lonely area of motivating conservative-to-moderate Christians to work for justice. Ron Sider, the group's founder, also inspired the formation of Christian Peacemaker Teams, which made headlines two years ago when four of its members were held hostage in Iraq (one was killed). Radical and courageous people.

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