Here's a short introduction to an innovative small church collaborative in southwestern Minnesota:
In addition to Dr. Willie James Jennings' lecture, we invited a panel of faculty -- Dr. Eric Barreto, Dr. Amy Marga, and Dr. Christian Scharen -- to "think out loud" with us on the pedagogical implications of his work for our mission together at Luther:
Back in May, Dr. Chris Scharen hosted a two-day conference at Luther which explored the interplay of ecclesiology and ethnography. Here Dr. Terri Elton offers some reflections on the meeting, and poses questions worth pondering:
What does it mean to bridge theology, in particular ecclesiology, and the social sciences? Is pursing such a bridge even a worthy endeavor? What motivates the search for this bridge? What benefit does such a pursuit have for the greater good?
In the room, ruminating on such …
How might qualitative research engage with theological research in a congregational setting? Dr. Pete Ward has some suggestions:
Dan Anderson recently completed his PhD in CML at Luther. HIs research explored worship practices in a variety of emerging church contexts: