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Elizabeth Johnson and The Strength of Her Witness | Notes from the Ministerium

Elizabeth Johnson spoke to the joint ministerium of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Area Synods this past Thursday. It was a wonderful presentation that highlighted the three major themes of the new book that Dr. Johnson has edited, The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women. The title comes from […]

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Book | The Mission Table: Renewing Congregation & Community by Stephen P. Bouman

Bouman, Stephen P. 2013. The Mission Table: Renewing Congregation and Community. (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress).   Author Stephen P. Bouman is the Executive Director of Congregational and Synodical Mission in the ELCA Churchwide Office. My Thoughts This book provides a clear, accessible plan for how to transform the local congregation into a missional community. Bouman draws […]

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Book Review | The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age by Dwight Zscheile

Zscheile, Dwight. 2014. The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age. New York: Morehouse. Author: Dwight Zscheile Assistant Professor at Luther Seminary; Episcopal Priest. PhD – Luther Seminary M.Div – Yale Table of Contents Introduction Agility and Innovation Faith and Spirituality in and Insecure Age Forming and Restoring Community in a Nomadic World Failing Well, […]

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Book | The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin

Newbigin, Lesslie. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans; WCC Publications 1989. The Author – Lesslie Newbigin Key Quotes “If the gospel is to challenge the public life of our society, if Christians are to occupy the “high ground” which they vacated in the noontime of “modernity,” it will not be […]

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