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DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives: Crafting Ministry in an Interconnected World

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By: on June 9, 2019

This might have been a book I should have bought a physical copy of. I was only a little familiar with Martyn Percy before this assignment. In fact in took me a minute to recognize the name. I actually have used one of Martyn Percy’s books in the specific research for my dissertation. Percy’s book…

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Love The sinner but Hate the sin.

By: on June 8, 2019

The whole idea of the church being Christ’s witness in the World has been a divisive issue based on the differing hermeneutical understanding of the bible and its application. This is a matter that has been controversial and divisive in the history of the church. The scribes and pharisees questioned Jesus’s interaction and association with…

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Inspired by a Grizzly

By: on June 7, 2019

  As I was researching the writings of Martyn Percy I unearthed our very own Dr. Jason Clark’s PhD thesis, Evangelicalism and Capitalism: A reparative account and diagnosis of pathogeneses in the relationship and was excited to learn that Dr. Clark relied heavily on Martyn Percy’s writings and methods for his thesis.  In fact, Percy…

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Moderation, A Needed Virtue with a New Definition

By: on June 7, 2019

XIII. MODERATION We believe that the moderation of the believer should be known of all men, that his experience and daily walk should never lead him into extremes, fanaticism, unseemly manifestations, back- biting, murmurings, but that his sober, thoughtful, balanced, mellow, forgiving, and zealous Christian experience should be one of steadfast uprightness, equilibrium, humility, self-sacrifice…

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Soils, Salt, and Self

By: on June 7, 2019

Reading into stories has been an aged old past time whether we are talking about the stories of the Bible or stories of history. Our contextual lenses diffuse those stories to understandable and manageable for our brains to grasp and draw analogies from. Recognizing that this is something all of humanity participates in, willingly or…

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Reasonable Radical

By: on June 7, 2019

Part of my journey to faith was spent in the Episcopalian tradition. My father and step mom  went to St. Andrews Church in downtown Ft. Worth and while I lived with them of course, I went with them. My last day inside St. Andrews was my senior year of high school in February of 1989,…

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We’ve Got the Bling

By: on June 7, 2019

Tom Camacho’s new book, Mining for Gold: Developing Kingdom Leaders Through Coaching makes a case for the need for coaching for pastors and leaders. Having wise guides outside one’s context who can probe toward growth and development is not only helpful, it can save much time, pain, and redirection in ministry. As Camacho says in…

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Grounded ecclesiology

By: on June 6, 2019

Learning from ethnography, where an anthropological lens assists in clarifying spiritual questions, seems to be a key approach of Martyn Percy, Anglican theologian and ecclesiologist, and Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. “Show us what you do, and I will tell you what you believe,” he seems to be saying. In a collection of essays and…

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Visualizing Baptism!

By: on June 6, 2019

      I am not sure about the rest of you, but I am a visualist. To be honest, I don’t think that is even a real word, but what I mean by it is that I try to visualize things in my head all the time; especially, I want to visualize the bible…

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Theology and The Price of Milk

By: on June 6, 2019

There is a practice in the US and the UK of asking politicians if they know the price of a gallon of milk. This is a test to see how in touch they are with the tasks of life that the average person has to endure. It can be a massive blunder if a politician…

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Real Church

By: on June 6, 2019

It took me a while to think of what I was going to write this time. I’m embarrassed to admit that I had not heard, much less know about Martyn Percy when I have been an ardent admirer of the University of Oxford and the stellar alumni and faculty it produces, some of whom have…

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Further Up and Further In

By: on June 6, 2019

I appreciated this book choice and listening in to other theologians and scholars discuss Dr. Martyn Percy’s work. There was much to glean from it and I came away from it with a greater appreciation for the history and importance of God’s work in and through the Anglican Communion. I am especially indebted for the…

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Martyn Percy – Practical Theologian

By: on June 6, 2019

The reviewer considers Percy’s published writings both prodigious in volume as well as impressive due to the thorough manner in which he engages with other disciplines. The reviewer observes that the span of Percy’s scholarship and its depth probably have not been fully appreciated in the United Kingdom. The essays in this book began as…

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Doing Church

By: on June 6, 2019

Ian Markham and Joshua Daniel’s Reasonable Radical is a book about Martyn Percy and his lived theology and experiences as the Dean for the Christ Church Oxford. Divided into two main parts, Markham and Daniel’s reflective work offers articles from academics and church leaders in the first half and writings from Percy in the second…

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Inclusion takes Practice

By: on June 6, 2019

There are a few people in this world I’ve been blessed to know who offer security and belonging by their very presence. My friends Harry and Glo are two of those people. Just sitting near them becomes an encounter with our gentle God who affirms our belonging in the world. Emma Percy’s work What Clergy…

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Passionate Coolness

By: on June 6, 2019

In the book Reasonable Radical? Reading the writings of Martyn Percy, editors Ian Markham and Joshua Daniel present a collection of writings that introduce the reader to Martyn Percy as well as essays from Percy himself. The first half of the book is ‘substantial, critical introduction’ to Martyn Percy’s thought; the second half consists of…

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Creation Care Terroir

By: on June 6, 2019

Discerning the best avenue a congregation may take while living out their creation care witness is one that takes vision and refinement.  Certain congregations have a thirst for justice ministries and through advocacy, letter writing, and other campaigns their ecclesial energies may be steered into generating tangible change in our beautiful yet broken world.  Other…

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