Many believe that American Protestantism has long been divided into two groups: those concerned with the impact of religion in the public sphere and those concerned with private faith, individual morality, and personal evangelism. Douglas Strong provides examples of people over the last 150 years who bridged the apparent chasm between these two groups and were able to nurture a deep personal piety while simultaneously working to transform society.
The Wesleyan Theological Society is a growing group of scholars who have joined together to encourage the exchange of ideas among Wesleyan-Holiness theologians; stimulates scholarship among younger theologians, pastors, and inquiring laity; and publishes a scholarly journal twice a year. We hold a yearly academic conference devoted to the topics of systematic theology, biblical studies, philosophy, missions, historical studies, and pastoral theology.
This book, widely regarded as groundbreaking since its publication over thirty-five years ago, sheds light on the more radical and prophetic roots of American evangelicalism and has challenged countless readers to rethink their evangelical heritage. It argues that nineteenth-century American evangelicals held a more mature vision of the faith, for they engaged demanding justice, peace, and social issues--a vision that was betrayed and distorted by twentieth-century neo-evangelicals. The book helps readers understand that the broader origins of American evangelicalism include the social justice concerns of today's church.
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The Voices School for Liberation and Transformation is a collaborative of scholars, a network of leading influencers, and a community of learners committed to pursuing positive change through educating, inspiring, and training leaders of color for influence in academia, business, politics, media, faith, art and culture.
In this book, we will investigate some well-known scriptural stories for three powerful locators: culture, power, and systems. By focusing on these elements, we will be able to see the true liberative nature of these stories, and hear the call of God in scripture to embrace our culture, speak truth to power, and stand up to the systems that oppress.
Spiritual and vocational mentoring work with church planters and ministry innovators throughout the Pacific Northwest. Candidate support in the selection process and track progress over a 5-year funding cycle. In addition, provide program director level support of culture work for a cabinet level leader of color within an institution that is 94% white with barriers for culture change.