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Great Deal 40% Off!!!

My publisher Wipf and Stock is offering 40% off the paperback versions of the Disorderly Parables!!! Great time for summer reads or for individuals and small groups to stock up for fall. Use code June21.

Who’s Who in the Bible

I am excited to introduce you to a phenomenal National Geographic reference book. I have spent afternoons paging through the pictures and then more afternoons returning to read the articles. When I teach or study scripture I find myself using this book to check… Continue Reading “Who’s Who in the Bible”

Justice IS a Priority

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Mat 5:6 NRS) For me this is one of the greatest things about the Reign of God. However, some mistake righteousness for meaning, “those who are good at following the… Continue Reading “Justice IS a Priority”


2021/Blog 4 Jesus taught: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth,” (Matt 5:5). According to one dictionary, meek describes a person willing to go along with whatever other people want to do without ever speaking up for themselves. That’s not quite… Continue Reading “Meek”

Needing Comfort

2021/Blog 3 As Jesus describes his way of living where love is the core value, he turns from addressing The Poor in Spirit to addressing The Mournful: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted,” (Mat 5:4 NRS). Again, Jesus is intentionally… Continue Reading “Needing Comfort”

Feeling Down?

2021/Blog 2 Does anyone need convincing that the world isn’t working? I doubt it. Not after this past week. Jesus didn’t think the world was working either. So, like Trump, he addressed his followers. Trump, however, demanded his followers march down to the capitol… Continue Reading “Feeling Down?”

The Reign of Love

2021/Blog 1 Jesus was born into a world where the faith of his ancestors, Judaism, was in full religious bloom. Judaism had become a relationship with a set of religious rules—thousands of them. This is not a failure specific to Jews. It has happened… Continue Reading “The Reign of Love”

A Blog for the Disorderly

The Disorderly Blog is for anyone who doesn’t fit—for whom the status quo is a failure. It is for anyone who recognizes that the political, economic, and religious cultures around them aren’t working. The Disorderly Blog is for anyone suspecting a better way exists—for… Continue Reading “A Blog for the Disorderly”

April Love-Fordham’s book, “James in the Suburbs,” has won the 2019 Silver Medal for Christian Devotion/Study

Reader’s Favorite has awarded April’s book, James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James, the 2019 Silver Medal for Christian Devotion / Study. Here is the Five Star Reader’s Favorite review of the book:  James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable… Continue Reading “April Love-Fordham’s book, “James in the Suburbs,” has won the 2019 Silver Medal for Christian Devotion/Study”

Disorderly Parables

Not your ordinary Bible Studies. Each book is a parable – a story – wrapped around a biblical commentary. These stories will make you think about ancient scripture in new ways, provide insight into what is happening in the world today, surprise you with… Continue Reading “Disorderly Parables”