It’s not a long article. In fact, it’s probably a little too playful and simple. It picks up on age old ideas of working with the Bible as a comprehensive world-view. By seeing the Bible as a lens through which we view everything else, the Bible takes a more important role in our daily lives than as a reference text or a lawcode. It is still a very intrumentalised view of the Bible’s role…but its a start.
See what you think…
More about the journal:
St John’s College at Durham University has launched their new Theology and Ministry Journal. The journal focusses on practical theology and offers some explorations written by experienced researchers and some excellent explorations from research students.
The journal comes out of Cranmer Hall and the Wesley Study Centre, Anglican and Methodist ministerial training colleges which are constituent institutions to St John’s, alongside our own CODEC research centre.
The editors introduce the journal in this way:
Theology and Ministry: An Online Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication featuring innovative work at the interdisciplinary interface of theological study and ministerial practice and reflection.
It is committed to providing rapid and open dissemination of high quality work which will be of service to both the Church and the academy. We welcome correspondence regarding the journal and its aims, as well as proposals for submissions
The full content of the volume is as follows:
Volume 1 (2012)
- Editorial – Dr Jocelyn Bryan
- The Bible as Augmented Reality: Beginning a Conversation – Dr Peter Phillips and Dr Richard S. Briggs
- ‘Old Wine in New Wine Skins’: The Place of Tradition in the Mision of the Church – a Case Study of the Anglican Choral Tradition – Revd Dr Benjamin Carter
- A Response to Post-Natal Depression: Should we Bring Back Churching? – Allison Fenton
- Learning from the Learning Impaired how to Experience God – Ruth Lackenby
- The Importance of Place: What Should we do with Old Church Buildings? – Revd Katharine Green
- Towards a Model of Christian Hope: Developing Snyder’s Hope Theory for Christian Ministry – Andrew J. Stobart
- Rediscovering Lament as a Practice of the Church – Especially on Deprived Housing Estates – Revd Ali Dorey, Revd Dr Ian K Duffield and Revd Julie Upton
- Book Review – Sermons on Difficult Subjects Claire Benton-Evans et al – Dr Richard Briggs
- Book Review – Talking About God in Practice Helen Cameron, Deborah Bhatti et al – Dr Jocelyn Bryan
If you would like to submit an article for future editions, please see the submissions page.