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Reading List for Comprehensive Exams

20130703-090137.jpgThe following list represents the books I must internalize for my comprehensive exams this September. There are 94 primary sources. These are the ones I am expected to cite and work into my argument. There are 73 supporting sources. It will go well for me the more of these I can include. That makes a total of 167 books. This list will form the core of the literature review for my dissertation.

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Guess what I’ll be doing this summer!

Primary Sources

Ammerman, Nancy Tatom, and Arthur Emery Farnsley. Congregation & Community. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. read more

A Nice Reminder Why My Research is Important for the Missional Church

4. The internal life of the missional church focuses on every believer living as a disciple engaging in mission. This understanding makes every member a minister, with the spiritual growth of every disciple becoming the primary focus as the body is built up to participate more fully in God’s mission in the world.1

1Van Gelder, Craig, and Dwight J. Zscheile. The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation The Missional Network. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011. read more

Book | Faith as a Way of Life by Christian Scharen

Faith as a way of lifeScharen, Christian Batalden. Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

The Author

scharen_christian_150wChristian Scharen is assistant professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN., His main research and teaching interests center on worship and practical theology. A leading scholar working at the intersection of ethnography and theology, he lectures and writes in the areas of ministry, worship, ethics, ecclesiology, and popular culture. Scharen is Co-Director of Luther’s Learning Pastoral Imagination Project, an ecumenical national study of ministry. read more