Some of the books I’ll be reading this coming Spring


Reading order: 

Anderson, Bauman, Bebbington, Douthat, Bevans and De Pree, Hunter, Miller, Polyani, Weber, Cavanaugh, Heath and Potter
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Rev. ed. ed. London: Verso, 2006.

Bauman, Zygmunt. Collateral Damage: Social Inequalities in a Global Age. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2011.

Bevans, Stephen B. Models of Contextual Theology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2002.

Bebbington, D. W. Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s. New ed. n.p.: Routledge, 1989.

Cavanaugh, William T. Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

De Pree, Max. Leadership Is an Art. New York: Currency, 2004.

Douthat, Ross Gregory. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. New York: Free Press, 2012.

Heath, Joseph, and Andrew Potter. The Rebel Sell: How the Counter Culture Became Consumer Culture. Chichester: Capstone Publishing Ltd, 2005.

Hunter, James Davison. To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Miller, Vincent Jude. Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture. New York: Continuum, 2004.

Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2001.

Weber, Max, Talcott Parsons, and R.H. Tawney. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2003.

11.23.15 Working Outline for Essay

I.      Introduction: Working-priests are numerous, needed, and face many challenges.
A. Defining working-priest pastors
B. Paul’s Biblical example
II.     Working-priests are numerous.
III.    Working-priests are needed around the world.
IV.    Working-priest face many challenges.
A. Identity & Shame
B. Success & Failure
C. Expectations & Margins
V.     Conclusion: Working-priests need resources for survival.