Rethinking Spiritual Formation

Ben Witherington is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Considered by many to be a leading New Testament scholar, Witherington has written over thirty books and six commentaries.  For more information, view his faculty profile page or read his blog. Recently he listed his concerns with contemporary views of spiritual formation: Monastic models of piety frankly don't work Read More …

Review of Transformational Church

Stetzer, Ed and Rainer, Thom  S.  Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations.  B&H Publishing, 2010.  ISBN: 9781433669300. Meet the Authors Ed Stetzer is the President and Missiologist in Residence of LifeWay Research.  Ed is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine and Catalyst Monthly, serves on the advisory council of Sermon Central and Christianity Today’s Building Church Leaders, and is frequently cited or interviewed Read More …

Review of Radical

Platt, David.  Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.  Multnomah, 2010. ISBN: 9781601422217. Meet the Author At age 28, David Platt became the youngest American megachurch pastor when he accepted the call to be the pastor of  The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.  Now 31, he continues to serve as pastor of this 4000 member congregation affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and recently published his first book.  Platt has five college degrees, Read More …