Christian Practices and the Presence of Christ
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Norheim is a creative force, effortlessly melding theology, the practice of ministry, and the world of popular music. Norheim is a theologian, a youth missionary, and musical artist in Norway and Estonia. Practicing Baptism introduces his writing to North America where, I predict, it will be received enthusiastically. Norheim is an expert at blending divergent perspectives and genres into beautiful melodies. In this book, you'll hear North American ecclesial practice theory placed in deep conversation with Luther's theology, moving with a tempo that will help you in your ministry."
--Andrew Root, Luther Seminary
"Bard Norheim is the up-and-coming theologian in the youth ministry world. In Practicing Baptism he builds a powerful critique of the practices paradigm, drawing on a rich and detailed engagement with the Lutheran theology of baptism. This book is an essential read for all of those who care about the theological enrichment of youth ministry."
--Peter Ward, King's College
"Bard Norheim has written a magnificent book. It not only summarizes the many strengths of the Christian practices conversation, but deftly critiques some leading voices for inadequate attention to what, exactly, makes such practices Christian. It develops an exciting interpretation of Martin Luther's theology of baptism as something one practices daily. Highly recommended for a wide range of readers, from pastors and youth workers to professors of practical, historical, sacramental, and systematic theology."
--Christian Scharen, Luther Seminary