Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Seminary (6-10-09): Cultural Contexts of Ministry

Trying to finalize the textbooks for the second intensive class of the seminary, onsite in Marion Aug. 3-7: Cultural Contexts of Ministry. We try to keep textbook costs for any 3 hour class down to $150 or less.

And if you're in the class, don't worry, we only read/skim lighter books in their entirety. The thick and deep ones should be savored selectively, and the reference tools are for sampling :-) Remember, this is not your father's seminary where a bunch of books are dumped in your lap to read from cover to cover, then the professor lectures through the same material in his or her own way in class all over again.

Here they are ($101.73 if you bought them all new):

For cross-cultural theory ($19.80):
Charles Kraft: Christianity in Culture (be sure and get the revised edition, not sure if the link below is it--the picture is the older edition)

For our postmodern context in dialog with evangelicalism ($17.16):
Robert Webber, The Younger Evangelicals

For our current global context ($10.17):
Peter Jenkins, The Next Christendom

For the city, poverty, and race ($23.10):
Harvey Conn et al, Urban Ministry.

For sampling American church context ($31.50):
Robert Noll, A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada

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