To Be Welcomed as Christ
Pursuing a Hospitable Evangelicalism
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
“It’s delightful to have this volume of essays address a vital theme while honoring a wise mentor and beloved friend. Insights from these excellent contributors can promote the practice of evangelical hospitality that many of us have experienced from Dennis Okholm.”
—Daniel Treier, Wheaton College
“To Be Welcomed as Christ is a fitting tribute to Dennis Okholm, whose wide-ranging interests are well represented in this volume. But what ties them all together is Okholm’s commitment to the Christian monastic heritage, whose influence is likewise diffused throughout the church and across the Christian tradition. Just as monasticism is a gift to the church, so is Okholm, and his influence in institutions and individuals will continue to flourish and bear much fruit.”
—Greg Peters, American Benedictine Academy
“To Be Welcomed as Christ is truly a welcoming and spiritually rich book. It is also a well-deserved tribute to theologian, friend, and conscience of evangelicalism Dennis Okholm. The diverse set of significant contributors introduce and elaborate on major themes of theological and relational hospitality true to Okholm’s life and ministry. It is a delightful and edifying book."
—Robert A. Fryling, author of The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are
This delightful collection of essays addresses hospitality, friendship, and community in the life of the church. Each chapter is beautifully written, honest, thoughtful, uplifting, hopeful—a true testimony to Okholm’s passion for theological reflection and community flourishing.
—Lynn H. Cohick, Northern Seminary
“This rich collection of essays presents dimensions of a Christian faith that can be hospitable, humble, and capacious. The distinctive voices here manifest the Christ-bearing aroma of Dennis Okholm, in whose honor these reflections have been so deservedly gathered. Nicholas Scott-Blakely does a fine job as editor presenting essays that intensify our hunger for that hospitable wisdom of God, whose friendship is meant to mark all our communion.”
—Mark Labberton, Fuller Theological Seminary
“This beautiful collection models profoundly hospitable collaboration, illuminating Dennis Okholm’s theology as good news: welcome in contrast to the exclusion, distortion and condescension of much of the Western intellectual tradition. In the spirit of Barth, McClendon, and—supremely—Jesus Christ, these essays place theology in that long narrative of the God whose Spirit opens all difference and conflict into an awareness of the beautiful friendship the Father extends to us all in his Son.”
—Andrew Teal, University of Oxford