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Reimagining Theological Education 500 Years After Calvin #AlwaysReforming

A version of this article was given as a talk at Missio Alliance’s Young, Restless, and Always Reforming conference in Philadelphia, on May 4, 2016.
On October 31, 1517 an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther ignited a movement in the Western church that would lead to the Protestant Reformation. It captured the people’s yearning for comprehensive reform of a church that seemed to have lost its mooring. In modern times it has become apparent to more and more Christians that the church seems to be floating and flitting about. It is obsessed with its own institutional survival, like a dog chasing its own tail. What kind of reformation do we need today for the church to remember its identity and…

Try This Strategy: Start With Twelve

Often, after I’ve done talks on Faithful Presence at a conference, I’m confronted with the question, “How do I lead my church into this?” Pastors often say to me, “‘Faithful presence’ all sounds wonderful and everything, but where do I…
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