Thursday, May 14, 2020

Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations #7: Dr. Bob Tuttle on the Spirit Tr...

This week’s episode features a deep dive into the spirit filled life, mentoring, and lessons from the missional work of E. Stanley Jones. Our guest is Dr. Robert Tuttle. You will not want to miss a minute as Bob offers rich reflections from almost 60 years of powerful ministry and teaching.

Bob Tuttle was born in North Carolina, the son of a United Methodist minister.  After his undergraduate degree at Duke University, he then completed graduate degrees at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Wheaton Graduate School of Theology before completing the Ph.D. degree from Trinity College at the University of Bristol in England.  

Bob then served churches in North Carolina and Colorado before beginning his teaching career at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.  Since that time Bob has taught at the Oral Roberts Graduate School of Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky before moving to the Asbury Dunnam Campus (Orlando, Florida) in 2000.  

Though he retired in 2010, Bob still spends much of his time teaching and writing and going out once a month to teach and preach at conferences, universities, and local churches across the globe.  He has preached and/or taught in nearly every state in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.  

Bob is committed to Christ and Church.  His understanding of the Christian faith has led him to a ministry of sharing the good news of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit available through personal faith in Him.

Bob has published over a dozen books over the years and chapters in half a dozen more.  He has a book entitled, The Story of Evangelism, A History of the Witness of the Gospel (Abingdon Press, 2006). 

His book, Shortening the Leap, From Honest Doubt to Enduring Faith (Bristol House) has been used among study groups worldwide. 

He has just published a new biography, “In Our Time, the Life and Ministry of E. Stanley Jones” (ESJ Foundation).  This was chosen as the Book of the Year by the International Ashram Board. 

Bob and his wife, Dianne, have homes in Cashiers, NC and Vero Beach, FL where they enjoy entertaining, gardening, fishing, and visiting with family (four grown children and six grandchildren) and friends.

Bob also recommends the following writings for those interested in taking the next step in their spiritual formation:

E. Stanley Jones Song of Ascent 

Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ 

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