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Profile: Kurt Rietema

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Kurt Rietema is a church planter for Christian Reformed Home Missions in the ethnically diverse neighborhood of Argentine in Kansas City, Kan. He lives there with his wife, Emily, and their son, Luke. We checked in with Kurt to find out what books, music, and video he’s into lately.

What Kurt’s reading now:

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry (Counterpoint)

The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson (Eerdmans)

Books he loves:

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Comedy, Tragedy, and Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner (HarperOne)

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright (HarperOne)

What he hopes to read soon:

Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood by Alan J. Roxburgh (Baker)

What’s on his playlist:

Regina Spektor

Isaac Meyer’s Acoustic Rhythms

What he’s watching on

“Modern Family”


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