Thursday, December 9, 2010

Going Back To School, gulp.

I recently decided to go back to school to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree at Ashland Theological Seminary, focusing on the area of spiritual formation. I will be taking my first class early next year and am getting started on my reading. The following is the required reading for my first class, Leading the Church in the 21st Century.

  • Richard Bauckham, Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Grand 
    Rapids: Baker, 2004. 
  • Amy Hanson, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of 
    Adults over 50. Somerset: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 
  • Brian McClaren and Tony Campolo, Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-
    Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. 
  • James K. A. Smith, Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault 
    to Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. 
  • N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. London: SPCK, 2006. 


  1.'re prayed for. Good to see you blogging least this week. I can't wait for you to read the McClaren/Campolo book and tweet on it so I don't have to read it. It sounds great!

  2. Thanks Brett. I hope to be around the blogging world a while....

  3. I LOVED discovering that my new book, Baby Boomers and Beyond, is on your reading list. I will definitely be interested in hearing what you and your class think about the topic. Good Luck with your new schooling adventure!

  4. Thanks Amy. I'm looking forward to reading it and learning how it is going to be integrated into the class.