And The Future Of The
Kent Ellett, David Langford,
Joe R. Jones, Carson Reed
Table of Contents
Endorsement: Jeff Childers
Foreword by Philip Kenneson
Introduction by Kent Ellett
About the Speakers
Spiritual Formation and Christian
The Shaping Power of Christian Discourse,
Joe R. Jones
Spiritual Formation and Holy Scripture
Reading from the Center: Listening with
Faith, Kent A.
Spiritual Formation In Church and Family
Loving Family More by Loving it Less,
Spiritual Formation and The Sacraments
Beyond Getting Wet: The Tapestry of
God’s Story and Our Practice of Baptism,
About the Authors:
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Kent Ellett, M. Div Christian Theological Seminary,
has served for 15 years as the minister of the Speedway Church of
Christ in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Stanley Hauerwas has written that along with the
work of a couple others, Joe Jones’ systematic theology, A
Grammar of Christian Faith, is “destined to be the book that
signals the recovery of the Christian voice in modernity.” Joe
Jones is professor emeritus of theology and ethics at Christian
Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. A life long member
of the Disciples of Christ, Jones has enjoyed a wide-ranging
teaching and administrative career at places like Phillips
University, CTS and most recently at Yale.
Philip Kenneson is professor of theology and
philosophy at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. Raised
in Independent Christian Churches, he is the author of the widely
read, Life on the Vine, a penetrating analysis of American
Culture and how the church’s character is shaped. Some of his
other work include Selling Out the Church: The Dangers of
Church Marketing, and Beyond Sectarianism: Re-imagining
Church and World.
David Langford has served for 17 years as a pulpit
minister and more recently as an Elder at the Quaker Avenue Church
of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. He has a PHD in family therapy from
Texas Tech University, and he is the author of the Faith
Chronicles Series for families. He has recently also
published book of essays on the Christmas story, A Curse, A
Cradle and a Cross.
Carson Reed, D. Min from Abilene Christian
University, is a pastor’s pastor. He currently serves as senior
minister at the Northlake Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia.
Brother Reed recently spent time doing research on biblical
authority at Tyndale House, Cambridge University. He is steeped
in the Stone-Campbell tradition, and is the author of numerous
articles wrestling with issues of authority, worship and spiritual