For the Bookshelf: Urban Disciples

For the Bookshelf: Urban Disciples

December 7, 2015—Jenell Paris and Margot Eyring have prepared a most useful tool for those involved in missional efforts, whether leader or participant. Urban Disciples: A Beginner’s Guide to Serving God in the Inner City (Valley Forge, PA: Judson…

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For the Bookshelf: Becoming a Healthier Pastor

October 5, 2015—In 1996, Fortress Press published one of the more helpful resources in examining positive congregational relationships and the overall quality of church life, namely, Ronald W. Richardson’s Creating a Healthier Church. His application of Bowen family systems theory…

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For the Bookshelf: The Gift of the Shiksa

September 21, 2015—Let me commend to you the latest of Edwin Friedman’s writings to be reissued by Church Publishing, The Myth of the Shiksa. The book includes a number of other essays beyond the title one, including, “An Interview with…

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For the Bookshelf: The Apathetic and Bored Church Member

September 7, 2015—Just about every year one of our doctoral students approaches me wanting to do a study on why church members leave their congregation. About half the time the motivation behind the study is soon apparent: anxiety from church…

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For the Bookshelf: A Failure of Nerve

August 3, 2015—The re-issue of Edwin Friedman’s final work (unfinished at the time of his death), A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (New York: Seabury Press, 2007. 260 pages. $28.00. ISBN 978-1-59627-042-8), is quintessential…

For the Bookshelf: How Learning Works

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 6, 2015—At a recent consultation with a university faculty, I was once again struck at how helpful it is to review “the basics” of the…

For the Bookshelf: Living on the Border of the Holy

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

June 15, 2015—Two recent conversations related to the function of priesthood reminded me of the perennial nature of the ordained vs. laity polarity that exists in…

For the Bookshelf: The Equipper’s Guide to Every-Member Ministry

By Guest Blogger, James Merrifield.

June 1, 2015—I will start by saying that I found R. Paul Steven’s book The Equipper’s Guide to Every-Member Ministry (Regent College Publishing, 1992) to be every bit practical. I also found myself wondering how…

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For the Bookshelf: Religion in the New Millennium

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 18, 2015—The collection of articles that comprise Religion in the New Millennium: Theology in the Spirit of Paul Tillich, are from presentations given at…

For the Bookshelf: The Craftsman

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

April 27, 2015—Every so often I am reminded that I live in a different world than that of my father—and am amazed at the accelerated pace…

For the Bookshelf: Ancient-Future Evangelism

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Eduction. 

February 23, 2015—In Ancient-Future Evangelism: Making Your Church a Faith -Forming Community, Robert Webber, Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Baptist Seminary continues the “ancient-future” theme from…

For the Bookshelf: Universal Salvation?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

February 9, 2015—”Ambiguity is the devil’s volleyball,” said former President of Yale, Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Robin A. Parry and Christopher H. Partridge’s book, Universal Salvation? The…

For the Bookshelf: The Gospel According to Tolkien

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

January 26, 2015—The plethora of books with a variant of the title “The Gospel According To …” continues to fill bookshelves and entice the unwary buyer into reading…

A Spirituality Reading List for 2015

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

January 12, 2015—A friend sent her annual list of the books she read during the year. I always find her list more interesting than mine, and…

For the Bookshelf: Learning the Way

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

December 15, 2014—Once, over lunch during a conference, I asked a church historian and cultural critic if he would ever identify a point at which a congregation…

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