For the Bookshelf: The Year 1000

For the Bookshelf: The Year 1000

June 27, 2016—Sixteen years into the new millennium has diminished the novelty of that turn of the calendar. I can’t remember when was the last article or workshop I’ve seen with a reference on how to anticipate and address some…

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For the Bookshelf: Teaming Up

June 13, 2016—The move from rigid and isolated “committees” to a “team approach” continues in many congregations. Sometimes that movement is not much more than a re-organization and re-labeling that result in very little change. The fact is, as I…

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For the Bookshelf: Upside Down

May 30, 2016—Stacy T. Rinehart’s small volume Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1998. 170 pages) focuses on the leadership model that Jesus gave the church. The author details briefly the transformation of his own…

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For the Bookshelf: The Lay Driven Church

Steinbron, Melvin J. The Lay Driven Church. Regal Publishing Company, 1997.

May 16, 2016—There have been those to say, “Laypeople do not get involved in the church because they are lazy.” Author Melvin J. Steinbron demolishes that theory with his…

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For the Bookshelf: The Other Six Days

May 2, 2016—R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regents College, Vancouver, BC has provided what should be required reading for seminarians, clergy, and the informed congregational leader. In The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work,…

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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…

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