In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Kevin Vanhoozer discuss the pastor as public theologian, focusing on the minister’s identity and mission. Transcript Darrell Bock: Welcome to The Table where we discuss issues of God and culture, and our topic today is the pastor, both as he is and how – and as he should be. And our guest is Kevin Vanhoozer, who is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, better affectionately known as TEDS, and he is with us via Skype. It take it from Illinois. You’re still in the Illinois area or your […]
“ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, SO THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.” 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17 We live in a world where everyone has their own source of truth. I believe that there are 6 main sources of truth that most people look to. First, some people believe that truth is what they have been taught, whether by their parents, schools, books, or people they look up to. Second, some people believe truth is what the media tells them based on what they see […]
We’ve carried on wending our merry way though Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (from which I’ve posted before) where there have been gems and provocations aplenty. This week, we followed his unpacking of the problems of competitiveness and one-upmanship, as part of his reflections on Luke 9:46. He is entirely realistic. He warns that every single community will always be infected by concerns about ‘who is the greatest’ – even if the criteria by which we judge greatness differ widely. And this has got me thinking yet again about the problems of power and weakness, control and care in church (issues to which I find myself […]
by Jeremy Dawson I’ve grown up in India and I’ve been exposed to so much of leadership right from Grade 1 all the way through school and beyond. I continued to study leadership in college through courses and seminars. One never stops thinking about leadership, as you continually ask yourself, how do you influence people in mass? How do you make a change within a community, a nation, or bring about changes in world events and life styles? Being educated both in India and abroad, one begins to see the difference between leadership from the Western mindset through the Western […]
By Rev. Dr. Rachel Rajagopal In the last three months, I hosted meetings with various groups of Garifuna leaders from the Atlantida region of Honduras. My stipulation to the Garifuna community leader who was helping me coordinate these meetings was very clear: only those aged 21 years – 50 years were to be carefully selected and invited. They needed to be current or emerging leaders in the community. After much prayer, I decided to conduct meetings with four different groups: Single female leaders Young adult leaders Single male leaders Young adult married couple leaders Among the 8,000 Garifunas in one […]
The Table Podcast featuring Dr. Darrell Bock and Bill Hendricks via Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Development at Dallas Theological Seminary “Today we are going to talk about money. We’re not going to ask for money, but we’re going to talk about what does the Bible tell us about money, and let’s start with the fact that a very oft quoted, we might say misquoted, passage is in 1 Timothy, which many people believe says money is the root of all evil. Tell us more.” To hear the whole podcast, visit The Table podcast.