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Friday, April 27, 2007

Campbell, D.M (1992) Theological Educationb and Moral Formation: What's Going on in Seminaries Today? 

in R. J (ed) Neushaus Theological Education and Moral Formation. Eerdmans

Questions of character, virtue and morality may not be the most important quesions in the christian life .... but all agree taht an important part of the newness of teh new man and new woman in Christ is the new kind of people we are called to be... pp2

A consistent theme in th eNT and in the Christian tardition is the distinctioveness of life in Christ.... Theological education for ordained ministry therefore requires consideration of the particularity of Christian coimmitment and identity. 5 aspects


Greer, R. A ( 19920 Who seeks for a spring in the Mud? Reflections on the ordained ministry in the 4c

According to Chrysostom, the reason taht wrong people become priests is that those responsible for the appointment "do not all look to one thing, which ought to be the only object kept in view, the excellence of the character..." (on the priesthood pp53)

Ratio fundamentalis, reduction of Optatam totius in Norms for Priestly Formation pp 15-60


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Miller, D (2003) Blue like Jazz - Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality 

The thing I loved about Nadine was that I never felt like she was selling anything. She would talk about God as if she knew Him, as if she had talked to Him on the phone that day. She- was never ashamed, which is the thing with some Christians 1 had encountered. They felt like they had to sell God, as if He were soap or a vacuum cleaner, and it's like they really weren't listening to me; they didn't care, they just wanted me to buy their product. 1 came to realize that 1 had judged all Christians on the personalities of a few. That was frightening for me, too, because it had been so easy just to dismiss Christians as nuts, but here was Nadine. I didn't have a category for her. pp46

A friend of mine, a young pastor who recently started a church, talks to me from time to time about the new face of church in America-about the postmodern church. He says the new church will be different from the old one, that we will be relevant to culture and the human struggle. I don't think any church has ever been relevant to culture, to the human struggle, unless it believed in Jesus and the power of His gospel. If the supposed new church believes in trendy music and cool Web pages, then it is not relevant to culture either. It is just another tool of Satan to get people to be passionate about nothing.
pp 111

IT SHOULD BE SAID 1 AM AN INDEPENDENT PERSON. I don't like institutionalized anything. I don't like corporations. I am not saying institutions and corporations are wrong, or bad 1 am only saying I don't like them. Some people don't like classical music, some people don't like pizza, 1 don't like institutions. My dislike might stem from a number of things, from the nonpersonal feel 1 get when I walk into a corporate office or the voicemail system I encounter when 1 call my bank. It might be the nonengaged look on every fast-food worker's face or the phone calls I receive in the 'middle of dinner asking me what longdistance carrier 1 use. Those people never want to just talk; they always have an agenda.


"Love your neighbour as yourself"


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