Wednesday, March 7, 2007

personal sharing...

Down below I've started a new category entitled "Personal Papers/Resources". Currently I've just created and attached a couple pdf files. Just wanted to share and get some feedback on them.
  • Developing a Theology of the Spirit - This was our last assignment for class (my DMin. work at Luther Sem in congregational mission and leadership with Craig Van Gelder). We were asked to develop a theology of the Spirit in conversation with two books, God the Spirit by a Catholic theologian Welker and Leadership for the Common Good:Tackling Public Problems in a Shared-Power World by Crosby/Bryson. So obviously I had to draw on them in writing this paper.
  • An Emerging Proposal - This proposal was give to my synod council a couple weeks ago. The bishop of our grand canyon synod asked me to put something together to help them get a sense of the emerging church...this is what I came up with.
Again, love to get your ideas, comments.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Have you read Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther? Examine his understandings regarding the sovereignty of God in salvation and all areas of life. Learn from what Luther thought was important for the emerging church.

Also, read Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J I Packer. Then, read No Compromise by Melody Green. Follow that up with The 5 Points of Calvinism by Thomas and Steele. Then, read Seeing and Savoring the Savior by John Piper.

These books will cause you to step out of your theological comfort zone and examine what God wants for evangelism and the methods that He uses. Each author brings a different view to evangelism. You might think that I'm crazy but if you can trust a guy who randomly blogs on your site, I'm the guy whose book selections to trust!