Faith as a Way of Life
Christian ministry is deeply concerned with proclaiming the transforming power of God's gift of faith in the daily lives of disciples. How is it, then, that Christian faith so often fails to be an orienting force that impacts every aspect...
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Christian ministry is deeply concerned with proclaiming the transforming power of God's gift of faith in the daily lives of disciples. How is it, then, that Christian faith so often fails to be an orienting force that impacts every aspect of our lives?
In Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership Christian Scharen articulates a vision of pastoral leadership grounded in substantive faith language. He examines other powerful languages in our culture emotion-driven therapeutic and results-driven managerial models of leadership and shows how their domination leads to faith becoming a weak sibling. Highlighting concrete examples of excellent pastoral leadership in action, Scharen offers creative practical theological reflection on how faith can truly inform our family life, our work, our politics, our leisure literally all of life and how pastoral leaders of all kinds can foster faith as a way of life.
Christian Scharen is director of the Faith as a Way of Life Program at the Yale Centre for Faith & Culture and assistant professor of practical theology at Yale Divinity School.
Christian Scharen (Ph.D., Emory University) serves as Director of the Faith as a Way of Life/Pastoral Excellence Program and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Congregational Studies and Practical Theology at Yale Divinity School. The mission of the Faith as a Way of Life Program is to equip pastors for excellence in the central task of Christian ministry: helping to mediate faith to persons, communities, and cultures as a life-integrating and life-transforming reality.He has authored a number of books, including One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God, is a theological evocation of the Christian faith seen through the lens of the worlds biggest rock n roll band, U2. He has also authored Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership(2008), Public Worship and Public Work: Culture and Commitment in Local Congregational Life (2004), and Married in the Sight of God: Theology, Ethics, and Church Debates over Homosexuality (2001), Public Worship and Public Work. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he has served congregations in California, Georgia, and Connecticut. Scharen lives in New Haven, Connecticut.-Editorial Review.