Willie Jennings – The Christian Imagination [A Must-Watch Video]

October 31, 2012 — 1 Comment

 




Willie Jennings - The Christian ImaginationThere’s hardly a week that goes by here at Englewood Christian Church that I’m not thinking about, re-reading or talking about Willie Jennings’ book The Christian Imagination (which was our theology book of the year in 2010).
[Read my review ].

The challenge is that the book is pretty intense, and probably not one that everyone would pick up. So, I was delighted to stumble across the above video from Luther Seminary yesterday.  The video is almost two hours long, but it is worth every single second and is a superb introduction to Jennings’ work…  Included in the longer video is a 30 minute overview of the book (see the start and end times below), as well as a compelling Q/A session that helps to flesh out the basic themes of the book.

If you don’t have time to watch the whole video right now, at least get a taste for it by watching this 5 minute segment on “How to Be the Church in a Place” (Starting at 1:24:08 through 1:29:37).

Then, if you want to get the overview of  The Christian Imagination, it runs from 24:35 through 52:15.

I hope that you find Willie Jennings’ work as compelling and mindblowing as I do!