Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
In this week’s episode, Dr. Elaine Heath takes us deep into contemplative spirituality, entire sanctification, and the healing of trauma. Dr. Heath draws on her expertise in Scripture, spiritual formation (rooted in contemplative spirituality), mission and the theology of Phoebe Palmer. We have a rich conversation about inner healing and holiness.
Books by Dr. Elaine Heath:
The Healing Practice of Celebration, (Nashville: Abingdon, 2020). https://amzn.to/3iWxSuB
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse: Reading the Bible with Survivors (A revised and retitled new edition of We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse) (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2019). https://amzn.to/3hdOSvY
The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017). https://amzn.to/3aD90oC
Five Means of Grace: Experiencing God’s Love the Wesleyan Way. Nashville: Abingdon, 2017. https://amzn.to/3j0jstv
God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church. Nashville: Upper Room, May 2016. https://amzn.to/3kZXRDf
Missional.Monastic.Mainline. A Guide to Starting Missional Micro-Communities in Historically Mainline Traditions. Eugene: Cascade, 2014. https://amzn.to/3kWBjTQ
The Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex and God. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011. https://amzn.to/3iOi90C
We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2011. https://amzn.to/3hdOSvY
Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Scott Kisker. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010. https://amzn.to/3iWylNn
Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer, Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010. https://amzn.to/34dMJwq
The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. https://amzn.to/3aD90oC
More Light on the Path: Daily Scripture Readings in Hebrew and Greek, co-authored with David Baker, with a Foreword by Eugene Peterson. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1999; electronic version published by Logos Bible Software, 2006.
Books Recommended by Dr. Elaine Heath:
Besser van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma https://amzn.to/3gdqB7G
Morton Kelsey, Psychology, Medicine, and Christian Healing
Andrew Sung Park, The Wounded Heart of God: The Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Doctrine of Sin https://amzn.to/2EdhNS9
Julian of Norwich, Showings https://amzn.to/328qy8d
Ann Taves, Fits, Trances, and Visions: experiencing religion and explaining experience from Wesley to James https://amzn.to/34e5q3h
Elaine Heath is an author, retreat leader, speaker and consultant. Her work is interdisciplinary, weaving together the study of Scripture, theology, and Christian spirituality with the practices of ministry in ways that help the church to reach beyond its walls and into the community. She is the former Dean of Duke Divinity School as well as the former McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She is co-founder of Missional Wisdom Foundation, President of Neighborhood Seminary, and an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She currently lives in intentional community at Spring Forest, a farm in North Carolina, where she serve as Abbess.
Connect with Dr. Heath:
Her website is www.elaineaheath.org
The website for Spring Forest, the intentional community, farm, and decentralized mission church that I help to lead is www.springforest.org.
The website for Neighborhood Seminary is www.neighborhoodseminary.org.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Robert Wall (Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University) about the theological interpretation of Scripture. We focus on distinctively Wesleyan approaches to reading the Bible. In particular, we discuss how Scripture invites us to a deeper life of holiness and transformation.
Books by Rob Wall:
Wesley One Volume Commentary (co-editor with Kenneth Collins; Abingdon 2020) https://amzn.to/3alvXg3
The Marks of Scripture: Rethinking the Nature of the Bible (with Daniel Castelo; Baker Academic 2019) https://amzn.to/33Sz2mD
A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture's Story (Co-editor with David Nienhuis; Baker Academic, 2015) https://amzn.to/2XYv1t8
1–2 Timothy and Titus (Two Horizons Commentary; 2012) https://amzn.to/33Vx9Wq
Books recommended by Robert Wall
Education: BA, Valparaiso University, 1969; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1973; ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; additional graduate study at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. At SPU since 1978.
Robert Wall’s books and articles — whether aimed at other scholars or clergy — originate in the ferment of the university classroom and in conversation with his students and colleagues. In both his published research and classroom teaching, Dr. Wall approaches the Bible as a sacred text — a “production of the Holy Spirit” — and in a manner that forms a clearer understanding of God for the people of God.
The Reverend Dr. Wall is a Seattle native, an avid sportsman (CrossFitter, hiker, rower, and grandpa), and a dedicated Seattle sports fan. He is an elder of the Free Methodist Church who enjoys an active ecumenical ministry of preaching and teaching adult Bible studies in congregations of various faith traditions.
Dr. Wall has recently published two important projects. He co-authored Marks of Scripture with his SPU colleague Daniel Castelo and served as co-editor of the Wesley One Volume Commentary (contributing the lead essay “Intro To Wesleyan Biblical Interpretation”.
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