This unique issue of Dedicated allows you to hear what’s on the mind of some of Corban’s ministry professors. This past November, three School of Ministry professors had presentations accepted for the national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society. With over 2800 evangelical scholars attending, it is the largest gathering of evangelical scholars each year. The theme for the conference was Marriage and Family.
Dr. Gary Derickson addressed the needed yet uncomfortable subject of family priorities and ministry responsibilities. How do we follow Jesus in the “hate-our-own-families” way (Lk 14:26) and love family in the “give-yourself-up-for-them” way (Eph 5:25)? Dr. Tim Anderson presented research from his current book project on believers’ intimacy with God. His paper focused on changing the scripts of the shamed in our culture (of which we once were) to scripts of the God-adopted. I joined a panel with Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Ron Allen to address Proverbs and the family. My presentation grappled with the delicate issue of preaching on corporal discipline in an age of abuse.
To further help you stay current, we also offer three reviews of influential books. Dr. Allen Jones reviews Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff. It will help you see how love lives each day. Garrett Trott reviews Theology of Work Bible Commentary, Volume 1: Genesis through Deuteronomy. This unique commentary concentrates on business and work applications from the Scripture. Mark Jacobson reviews American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism by Matthew Avery Sutton. This book explores how preaching on the return of Christ shaped the history of American Christianity.
I hope you’re blessed by the reviews of these important books and by sitting in to listen where our Corban ministry professors are thinking and researching.