Ecclesiology

Analysis of Nathan Kerr's Christ, History and Apocalyptic at The Church and Postmodern Culture blog

I appreciated the analysis and conversation regarding Nathan Kerr's book Christ, History and Apocalyptic during January through March of 2009 at "The Church and Postmodern Culture" blog. But it is a bit tricky to find all of the posts so... Read more →


Free Churches and Liturgical Churches: Behind the Numbers

My post is up at Christianity Today's Leadership Journal Out of Ur blog: Catalyst, Liturgy, and Innovation What liturgical church leaders and the Catalyst Conference can learn from each other. It has also been published in a slightly different form... Read more →


“Cardinal Yves Congar: Ecclesiologist and Ecumenist” with Paul Philibert and Gerard Austin

I thought I would post my notes from this fascinating discussion by some Roman Catholic theologians about the ecclesiology of Roman Catholic theologian Yves Congar (1904-1995). Based on their description of Congar, I would think many Protestants would appreciate him.... Read more →


Tim Keller on Willow Creek, ecclesiology, and preaching

I highly recommend New York City pastor Tim Keller's first two blog posts: The "Kingly" Willow Creek Conference He describes Willow Creek as "kingly", Reformed as "prophetic", and emerging as "priestly." I agreed with him--giving a couple lengthy comments--trying to... Read more →


Bonhoeffer’s non-religious, concrete, worldly ecclesiology: Making sense of Letters and Papers from Prison in light of the rest of Bonhoeffer’s work

Here is the term paper I wrote for my Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer course with Stanley Hauerwas It is entitled: "Bonhoeffer’s non-religious, concrete, worldly ecclesiology: Making sense of Letters and Papers from Prison in light of the rest of Bonhoeffer’s... Read more →


Learning the Craft of Pastoring: Six Practices for Cultivating Excellence in Pastoral Ministry term paper

I have posted below the paper I wrote for a reading course I did with Ken Carder on the Theology of Pastoral Ministry based on his two courses in which I was his teaching assistant. See Ken Carder: Introduction to... Read more →


Ken Carder's course The Local Church in Mission to God's World books

I am the preceptor (teaching assistant) for retired United Methodist Church Bishop Ken Carder’s course “The Local Church in Mission to God’s World” this semester at Duke Divinity School. Here are the books on the reading list and his syllabus.... Read more →