For the Bookshelf: Ancient-Future Evangelism

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…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

For the Bookshelf: Personality Type and Religious Leadership

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

December 1, 2014—A seminary professor friend recently posted on Facebook the question, “What were Jesus’ Myers-Brigg letters?” It’s a playful question that comes up every once in…

For the Bookshelf: Beyond the Ordinary

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

November 17, 2014—Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer provide a welcome resource to congregations in practical spirituality in Beyond the Ordinary: Spirituality for Church Leaders.  The…

For the Bookshelf: Authentic Spirituality

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

November 3, 2014—Against the prevailing but uninformed notion claiming “I am spiritual, but not religious,” Barry L. Callen (professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, editor of the…

For the Bookshelf: Communicating Jesus’ Way

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

October 20, 2014—Communicating Jesus’ Way by Charles H. Kraft is a revision of the 1979 edition by the same title and is Kraft’s third book on communication. The…

For the Bookshelf: Lessons from the Masters

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

October 6, 2014—Polemics against bad teaching and poor education are a staple in social science, philosophy, and education literature. I suspect for two reasons: first, they are…

For the Bookshelf: The Family in the Bible

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

September 22, 2014—The title of this concise book says it all: The Family in the Bible: Exploring Customs, Culture, and Context, by Richard S. Hess and M. Daniel Carroll…

For the Bookshelf: The Order of Ministry

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

September 8, 2014—Topics and themes have a cyclical life to them, coming into popular dialogue and debate and then receding into the background, as others become the “hot” issue…

For the Bookshelf: The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus

August 25, 2015—Given a choice between understanding Jesus as a first century Jew, or Jesus as a Christian, Paul F. M. Zahl, dean of the Cathedral of the Advent (Episcopal), would probably choose Jesus as the original, “first” Christian. He…

For the Bookshelf: The American Church Experience

August 11, 2014—After I graduated from seminary I followed up on my promise to myself to read all those books I never got around to reading because of the interruptions of course schedules and meeting class requirements (it’s a promise…

For the Bookshelf: Reviewing Leadership

July 28, 2014—It seems the number of books put out by publishers, in any number of fields, will not be abating anytime soon. Whether or not that is a good thing may be a matter of debate. Some subjects are…

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