Sabbath in the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence  -     By: Brian P. Stone, Claire E. Wolfteich
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Sabbath in the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence

Westminster John Knox Press / 2008 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 168
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 066423349X
ISBN-13: 9780664233495
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Drawing on their research involving urban pastors from across the United States, Bryan Stone and Claire Wolfteich identify and examine spiritual practices that foster excellence in urban ministry. After discussing the specific challenges facing urban pastors and presenting the kinds of excellence required of them, Stone and Wolfteich explore several practices that help sustain ministers working in urban contexts, such as cultivating holy friendships, practicing Sabbath, maintaining lives of prayer and study, and setting appropriate boundaries. Throughout, the authors weave together stories from urban pastors from a variety of denominations with insights from the history of Christian spirituality and theology to chart a theological course for the formation and renewal of pastors in diverse contemporary contexts.

Author Bio

Bryan P. Stone is E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and co-founder and Director of the Center for Practical Theology. He is the author of several books, including Compassionate Ministry: Theological Foundations, Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema, and Evangelism after Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Claire E. Wolfteich is Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Spiritual Formation and Co-Director of the Center for Practical Theology at Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Massachuesetts. She is also Director of the Pastoral and Spiritual Formation Program at BU. She is the author of American Catholics through the Twentieth Century: Spirituality, Lay Experience, and Public Life, Navigating New Terrain: Work and Women's Spiritual Lives, and Lord, Have Mercy: Praying for Justice with Conviction and Humility.

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