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Baker Pastoral Ministry Collection (7 vols.)

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The Baker Pastoral Ministry Collection brings together 7 volumes to aid pastors in preaching, leadership, and pastoral care. Study the nature of pastoral leadership by focusing on Paul’s ministry and exploring the role of the Holy Spirit. Learn how to effectively minister to your congregation by the practical and theological aspects of ministry. Discover innovative approaches to preaching and develop the skills for powerful proclamation while helping your congregation understand and apply the meaning of the text.

  • Offers an integrated biblical and theological vision for preaching
  • Explores the multifaceted role of a pastor
  • Emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives
  • Title: Baker Pastoral Ministry Collection (7 vols.)
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,840
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A Manual for Preaching: The Journey from Text to Sermon

  • Author: Abraham Kuruvilla
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 336

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Abraham Kuruvilla’s A Vision for Preaching offered an integrated biblical and theological vision for preaching. A Manual for Preaching addresses the practical (and perennial) issue of how to move from the biblical text to an effective sermon. The author, a well-respected teacher of preachers, shows how to discern the text’s theological meaning and let that meaning shape the development of the sermon. Clearly written and illustrated with Old Testament and New Testament examples, the book helps preachers negotiate larger swaths of Scripture and includes two annotated sermon manuscripts from Kuruvilla.

Homileticians and expositors are getting accustomed to expecting solid work from Dr. Abe Kuruvilla, and this new manuscript will not disappoint them in the least. Therefore, I am happy to recommend this new title—A Manual for Preaching: The Journey from Text to Sermon. Ever since I read Dr. Kuruvilla’s book Privilege the Text!, I have been one of his fans. This volume fits right in line with that previous volume. I think pastors, students, and laypersons will enjoy this new work just as well. I give it my highest commendation.

—Walter C. Kaiser Jr., president emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Abraham Kuruvilla (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is senior research professor of preaching and pastoral ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He authored A Vision for Preaching (a Preaching Today Book Award winner) and Privilege the Text!: A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching. A past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, he blogs regularly at homiletix.com, writes preaching commentaries, and is a practicing dermatologist.

Leadership in Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant Leaders

  • Author: Justin A. Irving and Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 224

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Leadership in Christian Perspective brings the best of leadership theory and research together with biblical reflection and examples of leadership in action. Combining expertise in leadership studies and biblical studies, Justin Irving and Mark Strauss explore how leadership models have moved from autocratic and paternalistic leader-centered models toward an increased focus on followers. They show how contemporary theories such as transformational leadership, authentic leadership, and servant leadership take an important step toward prioritizing and empowering followers who work with leaders to accomplish organizational goals.

Organized around “nine empowering practices,” this practical guide is accessible to all Christian students of leadership. It integrates solid research in leadership studies with biblical and theological reflection on the leadership ideas that are most compatible with Christian faith, making it an important resource for professors and students in leadership and pastoral theology courses, pastors and church leaders, and Christian business leaders.

In Leadership in Christian Perspective, Irving and Strauss intentionally set out on a daunting task to deliver a fully integrated and biblically rooted perspective on Christian leadership. They are thorough and effective in their examination of leadership constructs and carefully highlight the biblical case for each of them. The genius of their work is found in the integration of models and what then emerges. Empowerment becomes the thread that connects them all. Jesus Christ remains the greatest leadership role model, and without question their mission for this work is accomplished. I highly recommend this book to all Christian leaders!

—Tami Heim, president and CEO, Christian Leadership Alliance

Justin A. Irving (PhD, Regent University) is professor of ministry leadership and director of the DMin Program at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has authored numerous journal articles and has contributed to leadership books, including Servant Leadership: Developments in Theory and Research and Practicing Servant Leadership: Developments in Implementation.

Mark L. Strauss (PhD, University of Aberdeen) has a passion for teaching the Bible and has taught principles for reading and applying the Bible to students in undergraduate, graduate, and church settings. He is University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego and the author of several books, including How to Read the Bible in Changing Times: Understanding and Applying God’s Word Today and Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels.

Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity in the Church

  • Author: Scot McKnight
  • Series: Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 272

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Being a pastor is a complicated calling. Pastors are often pulled in multiple directions and must “become all things to all people” (1 Cor. 9:22). What does the New Testament say (or not say) about the pastoral calling? And what can we learn about it from the apostle Paul?

According to popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight, pastoring must begin first and foremost with spiritual formation, which plays a vital role in the life and ministry of the pastor. As leaders, pastors both create and nurture culture in a church. The biblical vision for that culture is Christoformity, or Christlikeness. Grounding pastoral ministry in the pastoral praxis of the apostle Paul, McKnight shows that nurturing Christoformity was at the heart of the Pauline mission. The pastor’s central calling, then, is to mediate Christ in everything. McKnight explores seven dimensions that illustrate this concept—friendship, siblings, generosity, storytelling, witness, subverting the world, and wisdom—as he calls pastors to be conformed to Christ and to nurture a culture of Christoformity in their churches.

This book contains a wealth of treasures for anyone who is currently pastoring, who has been pastoring for years, or who is beginning to sense a call to pastor. It is full of biblical and theological insights from the life and writings of Paul, as well as McKnight’s own astute observations on the pastor’s life. McKnight’s ability to mine the Scriptures to bring inspiration, wisdom, and a Christoform framework to the work of a pastor is profound. Most striking is that the vision he presents for pastors feels attainable. So at its heart this book is deeply encouraging. I highly recommend this.

—Lucy Peppiatt, principal, Westminster Theological Centre, United Kingdom

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham), a world-renowned scholar, writer, and speaker, is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, is one of the most popular and influential evangelical blogs. McKnight is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than seventy-five books, including It Takes a Church to Baptize, Adam and the Genome, Kingdom Conspiracy, The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, and The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life. He is also a canon theologian for the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others.

Preaching God’s Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach

  • Author: Ahmi Lee
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 192

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How can preachers preach biblically faithful sermons that move listeners to positive action? An author on the cutting edge of contemporary homiletics and theology offers a fresh approach to preaching that helps listeners see themselves as actors in God’s grand drama. Ahmi Lee presents a unifying “third way” in homiletical approaches (i.e., theodramatic) that reimagines the preacher’s role in relation to the Bible, the congregation, and the world. The book not only helps students understand various preaching models but also is relevant to working preachers who want to critique and improve their approach. Foreword by Mark Labberton.

The sermon is the best weapon in the pastor’s arsenal for taking every thought, and our imaginations, captive to Christ, which is why preaching may be the quintessential theological act. But what kind of act is it? Ahmi Lee describes the two prevailing models, didactic and dialogical, and proposes a third model, the dramatic, that preserves the best of the other two (the emphasis on doctrine and life experience, respectively) while avoiding their weaknesses. She rightly sees that the ministry of proclaiming God’s Word is an invitation to disciples to enter into the historical drama of Jesus Christ as actors who participate in this story made flesh. Lee’s proposal for a theodramatic homiletic provides pastors with the tonic they need to communicate the gospel effectively to our increasingly secularized, disenchanted age.

—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Ahmi Lee (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She has served in congregations in the Chicago area in various capacities, and she is an active preacher and speaker worldwide.

Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry

  • Author: Siang-Yang Tan
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 272

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This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry articulates a biblical model for shepherding God’s people. Siang-Yang Tan, a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, addresses a wide range of pastoral topics, covering twelve major areas of pastoral ministry. The book highlights the essential work of the Holy Spirit and focuses on the spiritual life and the personal and family life of the pastor. It includes cross-cultural perspectives of special interest in our diverse world. Shepherding God’s People will serve as a valuable handbook for seminary students, professors, pastors, and church leaders.

Siang-Yang Tan’s Shepherding God’s People provides a comprehensive overview of pastoral ministry. Tan draws wisdom from contemporary thinking as well as from his own personal ministry experiences. This book is as valuable for its summaries of key ideas in the relevant literature related to its many topics as it is for Tan’s own constructive advice growing out of his congregational ministry. Shepherding God’s People offers a biblically based, Christ-centered, evangelically faithful, and personally practical survey of the multifaceted aspects of a pastor’s life and work. Both seminary and undergraduate students, as well as those practicing pastoral ministry, will find Tan’s book helpful in clarifying their role and calling.

—R. Robert Creech, professor of pastoral leadership and director of pastoral ministries, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University

Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in California. He is associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology, consulting editor for Edification: Journal for the Society of Christian Psychology, and editorial consultant of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Counseling and Psychotherapy, Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood, Lay Counseling, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit, and Coping with Depression.

The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need a God

  • Author: Andrew Root
  • Series: Ministry in a Secular Age
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 320

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In Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can be formed in our secular age. In The Pastor in a Secular Age, Root explores how this secular age has impacted the identity and practice of the pastor, obscuring his or her core vocation: to call and assist others into the experience of ministry.

Using examples of pastors throughout history—from Augustine and Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nadia Bolz-Weber—Root shows how pastors have both perpetuated and responded to our secular age. Root turns to Old Testament texts and to the theology of Robert Jenson to explain how pastors can regain the important role of attending to people’s experiences of divine action, offering a new vision for pastoral ministry today.

We are embedded in and pervaded by what Charles Taylor called a ‘secular age.’ The implications of Taylor’s analysis of secularity are enormous, but few have taken up the challenge to look through Taylor at ministry in our world. Andrew Root has, and he has done so successfully and spectacularly. We need to take up the challenge with Root, listen to him, and extend his insights into our local churches.

—Scot McKnight, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary

Andrew Root (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has written extensively about youth ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including Faith Formation in a Secular Age, The Pastor in a Secular Age, Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker, The Children of Divorce, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, and Relationships Unfiltered, and the coauthor (with Kenda Creasy Dean) of The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry.

The Practices of Christian Preaching: Essentials for Effective Proclamation

  • Author: Jared E. Alcántara
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Pages: 224

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Leading homiletician Jared Alcántara offers a practice-centered, collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook. The book breaks new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners.

Alcántara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers must cultivate throughout their lives. He shows that preachers can learn effective preaching by paying keen attention to five key competencies: conviction, context, clarity, concreteness, and creativity. Featuring the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, The Practices of Christian Preaching is designed to prepare effective communicators for the church’s multicultural future.

Call-outs in the book direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators, enabling Alcántara to coach students by showing them instead of just telling them. A Spanish language edition will be forthcoming.

Great preaching involves a firm grasp of the gospel as well as a keen sense of the moment, a discernment of the crises of this day, and the hungers of particular people at specific junctures of history. In The Practices of Christian Preaching, Jared Alcántara has written a timely and wise book, a book that guides preachers toward sermons born out of the electric encounter between the enduring good news and rapidly moving news of the day.

—Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Candler School of Theology

Jared E. Alcántara (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of preaching and occupies the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister, he has served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and teaching pastor in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, and New Jersey. Alcántara previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written two preaching books and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the Evangelical Homiletics Society, and the Hispanic Theological Initiative.

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