Wednesday, March 03, 2004

growing in ministry

How has your PhD affected your ministry? I was speaking to a group of ministers yesterday and this was the final question. I have continued to mull it over.

1. I am more aware of the complexity of our society and the mission task that is ours. We live in a very fragmented and diverse world and need to resist simplistic approaches to mission.

2. A greater awareness of the need for imagination as essential to church and ministry.

3. A deeper respect for a theology of creation. I am searching much more for life images in the Scriptures and in people’s lives.

4. My study has given me a much deeper respect and love for the Spirit. I am seeking to be much more attentive to the work of the Spirit in the world, much more eager to fan what God is doing.

Posted by steve at 02:26 PM

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