Extending the Table – New Testament Theology by Jon Isaak (An Interview with the Author)

I am excited about this new book by personal friend and professor, Jon Isaak.  He is an EXCELLENT teacher of the Scriptures and interacts with the most current scholarship.  I encourage you to give this interview a read and consider purchasing the book!  – Kurt 1) What is your background academically? My formal academic training [Read More...]

Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 4): Inclusive

A fourth value of biblical leadership within the church is that of being inclusive.  To summarize: “There are no prerequisites to grace and love.”  This value goes hand in hand with all of the others and could have very easily been a sub-category of missional or community, but in my opinion this is one that [Read More...]

The Problem: Cars That Break Down (an analogy for narrative theology)

Out of all the bad luck that I have been dealt in my life, the worst is evidenced in the mechanical malfunction of cars.  Its as though they break down to mock me.  Maybe you have had similar experiences.  For the sake of analogy, lets assume that a brand new car is designed in such [Read More...]

Values for the Church & Her Leaders (part 3): Creativity (I get a bit charismatic here)

The third value that I want to explore that is relevant both to the church and to her leaders is creativity.  To summarize this value we could say: “Spirituality unleashes the prophetic imagination.”  The more connected the church and her leaders are to God, the more that imaginative possibilities can prophetically be revealed to our [Read More...]


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