My Fall 2013 Required Textbooks at Bethel Seminary for Discipleship, Evangelism, and Leadership courses

Here are the textbooks I am requiring for my three Ministry Leadership (ML) courses this fall at Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN). I am teaching each of these courses this three times this year and I am teaching each in... Read more →

Recommended: Jackson Carroll's God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations

Here is my review of: Jackson W. Carroll: God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations (Pulpit & Pew) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006). Wise and fascinating data-driven description of what it is like to be a pastor today,... Read more →

Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer course with Stanley Hauerwas

I am taking a directed study course entitled “Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer” this semester with Stanley Hauerwas. Here are the books I am reading: Bonhoeffer Books Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 5)... 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 →