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Monday, November 22, 2010

Books that Began the Journey

As you can see I am not consistent with blogging.  However, from time to time I like to share what I think is important to the life of faith and ministry.

Below are some of the books that prompted me to go deeper into the call of God for the life of ministry. 

What books are on your list?  Here are a few that have kept me going.

Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 5)Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 4)   
Night (Oprah's Book Club)
The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Imagination and Pastoral Ministry

I have been reading and thinking a great deal about the role of the imagination in pastoral ministry.  Over the last six months I have read several interesting books.  I have listed these below, and I have been noting the various theories of the imagination.  In time I will look forward to seeing what kind of fruit will grow.  There are more books, to be sure, but the following have provided food for thought.
The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd Edition

Imagining God: Theology and the Religious Imagination

Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern ImaginationThe Symbolic Imagination: Coleridge and the Romantic Tradition (Studies in Religion and Literature, 3)God and the Creative Imagination