Brimming with God
Reflecting Theologically on Cases in Ministry
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
176 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.35 in
- Published: August 2015
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- Published: August 2015
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Barbara J. Blodgett is the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Assistant Professor of Pastoral Leadership at Lexington Theological Seminary. She served as Director of Supervised Ministries at Yale Divinity School from 1998 to 2009. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, she has served in parish ministry as well as the national setting of the UCC in addition to field education. She has published three books, including Becoming the Pastor You Hope to Be.
Matthew Floding is Director of Ministerial Formation and Field Education at Duke Divinity School. An ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, he has served as pastor, college chaplain, and Director of Field Education at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Floding is a past chair of the Steering Committee of The Association for Theological Field Education. He is the general editor of and a contributor to Welcome to Theological Field Education!
"Theological reflection is foundational to ministry formation and thus to field education. However, it can be a complex, diverse, and multifaceted discipline. Brimming with God addresses those complexities and provides a wonderful guide to the diversity of theological reflection. It offers clear explanations and examples of how to do theological reflection effectively. This is a resource no field educator should be without."
--Lee Beach, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, McMaster Divinity College
"This book is brimming with wise insight. . . . Theology practiced is the theme that runs through the essays in this useful book by some of our most astute teachers of practical theology. Anyone who cares about the practice of Christian theology will profit from this book."
--Will Willimon, author, United Methodist bishop, retired, and Professor of the Practice of Theology, Duke Divinity School
"In an age of answers, Brimming with God cultivates knowledge. The weaving together of personal authenticity and faithfulness; diverse experiences; communal peril and potential; and conversations that are hospitable yet charged--all instill wisdom."
--Jaco J. Hamman, Director of the Program in Theology and Practice, Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture, Vanderbilt Divinity School
"Here is a book that shows you how theological reflection works. Using a variety of approaches, expert practitioners demonstrate how to theologically think about concrete, particular ministry situations. This is practical thinking that matters for the church. Every theological educator can benefit from this group of master practitioners."
--Kathleen A. Cahalan, Professor, St John's University School of Theology and Seminary