ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith sits in the host chair again for a conversation all about Willie Jennings’s commentary on Acts. He is joined by two first-time guests who are pastors that have found Jennings’s commentary particularly helpful in their local church work. Nate Pyle is an author (most recently of More Than You Can Handle: When Life’s Overwhelming Pain Meets God’s Overcoming Grace, blogger, and pastor. He serves Christ’s Community Church in Fishers, Indiana where he lives with his wife and three children. Katy Drage Lines is a pastor at Englewood Christian Church on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. She and her husband Kip, have two delightful sons, and also a golden, an obnoxious cat, and flock of chickens.
The panelists discuss what it is about Jennings’s approach that is so innovative and helpful, and especially why this is a timely commentary for a post-COVID church.
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible by Willie James Jennings
- The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings
- Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood by Nate Pyle
- Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez
- Leadership, God’s Agency and Disruptions: Confronting Modernity’s Wager by Mark Lau Branson and Alan J. Roxburgh
- Families at the Crossroads: Beyond Tradition and Modern Options by Rodney Clapp
- A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society by Rodney Clapp
If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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