An introduction to Practical Theology from the writings of several professors at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Robert Kolb, Charles Arand, Joel Biermann, Kent Burreson, Bruce Hartung, Theodore Hopkins, Jeffrey Kloha, Matthew Kobs, Rick Marrs, Michael Merker, Dale Meyer, Jeffrey Oschwald, David Peter, Timothy Saleska, and David Schmitt
How to make your church an "Inviting Community" in the world of the twenty-first century.
Robert Kolb, Joel Biermann, Anthony Cook, R Reed Lessing, David Lewis, Dale Meyer, Joel Okamoto, Paul Robinson, Leopoldo Sanchez, and David Schmitt
Nine essays written by Concordia Seminary theologians were prepared to aid Seminary faculty and students to bring the biblical message to the North American context in which God has called us to proclaim his Word. These essays, revised and updated, are offered here to challenge the church to active discussion and practice of Christ's mission in the world. The thoughts of the essayists may serve readers as building materials for the construction of bridges into the lives of those whom they encounter and who engage them in conversation about Jesus Christ. Christian witness begins with a deconstruction of false views of reality, and it comes to completion by bringing the promise of new life in Christ to construct a biblical "mind" in the midst of the (post)modern world. This volume is designed to support effective witness to the faith in our individual contexts into which God places us.