As part of his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) inÂ Ministry to Emerging GenerationsÂ (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Tom’s written a number of book responses and given several short presentations (personal and group). In this series he not only “shares the wealth,” but also looks forward to your feedback as he refines his project: An argument for vocational discernment for graduate studies in the context of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Stay tuned to learn more!). Earlier posts on the program: Ministry to Emerging Generations and The Big Picture of Ministry to Emerging Generations.
Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church
Although Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kangâ€™s Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009) sat on my â€œto readâ€ queue since publication, the 401 pages and my focused role in campus ministry served as barriers to reading. Despite the engaging humility of the co-authors, excellent resources (e.g., figures, hymns for contemplation and worship, questions for planning and practice, resources for further study, Scripture quotes, tables) and â€œtake and bakeâ€ congregational curriculum, I fear many pastors and â€œChristian educatorsâ€ will likewise find Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful too lengthy to read and thus miss the rich dialogue between the seven important educational questions. [Read more…] about Book Response: Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful