Friday, August 5, 2011
Theology of Church Renewal
Jason Vickers is a professor of theology and Wesley Studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton. He has just written a helpful little book about the theology of renewal, a work primarily focused on introducing to students the nature of the church and on offering useful commentary on the wide-range of movements currently dotting the church's landscape (e.g., missional, emergent, new monastic, etc.).
Vickers' book is not a "how-to" book, and it is not about "quick-fixes." Instead, it supplies a well-grounded theology to the nature and work of the triune God and the ways we are called to participate in God.
Vicker's volume provides a helpful introduction to those who are seeking to understand the church's mission in the world and the theology that informs that mission.