Monday, April 30, 2012
I met with Bishop Peggy Johnson today. She is perhaps our most significant and visible denominational advocate for people with disabilities. United has a new UM certification course in Ministry with People with Disabilities, so some collaboration down the line seems likely.
Wendy Deichmann, President of United, has been nominated for a spot on the University Senate. She would be a great addition to this important body of the UMC. Keep her in your prayers and pray for a positive outcome!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Joel Green and I have edited a new volume on Wesleyan readings of scripture. The idea for the volume came out of a Wesleyan Theological Society conference a few years ago, the theme of which was "The Future of Scripture."
The book is structured as follows:
Section One: Wesley on Scripture
1. Randy L. Maddox, "John Wesley—'A Man of One Book'"
2. Kenneth J. Collins "Scripture as a Means of Grace"
3. Robert W. Wall, "Reading Scripture, the Literal Sense, and the Analogy of Faith"
4. Joel B. Green, "Wesley as Interpreter of Scripture and the Emergence of 'History' in Biblical Interpretation"
Section Two: The Nature and Authority of Scripture among Wesleyans
5. Reginald Broadnax, "Scripture among African American Methodists"
6. Justo L. González, "Scripture among Hispanic Methodists"
7. Meesaeng Lee Choi and Hunn Choi, "Scripture among Korean Methodists"
8. William J. Abraham, "Scripture and Divine Revelation"
9. Douglas M. Koskela, "A Wesleyan Understanding of the Authority of Scripture"
10. Jason E. Vickers, "The Holiness of Scripture"
11. David F. Watson, "Scripture as Canon"
Section Three: Wesleyans Working with Scripture
12. D. Brent Laytham, "Scripture and Social Ethics"
13. Steven J. Koskie, "Can We Speak of a Wesleyan Theological Hermeneutic Today?"
14. Elaine A. Heath, "Reading Scripture for Christian Formation"
15. Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, "The Place of Scripture in Worship"
16. Michael Pasquarello III, "The Place of Scripture in Preaching"
17. Laceye Warner, "Scripture and Evangelism"
The contributors to this volume did excellent work, and I think the discussions therein will make very helpful contributions to the fields of Wesleyan studies and biblical interpretation. The volume probably won't be published until this fall, but if you are interested you can pre-order it.