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Australian reenvisioning of theological education: In step with the Spirit?

Cronshaw, Darren J. (2011) Australian reenvisioning of theological education: In step with the Spirit? Australian eJournal of Theology, 18 (3). pp. 223-235. ISSN 1448 – 6326

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    There is a growing interest in local churches reshaping themselves around mission and developing an everyday theology for the marketplace, but what does this mean for theological education and leadership formation? How do we keep in step with the Spirit and help our students practice consecration through the Spirit? This article grapples with these questions by drawing on three Australian writers; marketplace theologian Robert Banks, missional church leaders Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost, and Australian poet and artist Michael Leunig. It presents innovative approaches to training at Australian colleges and training providers including Tabor College Victoria, Forge Mission Training Network and Whitley College, and discusses implications for the future of theological education in step with the Spirit. To be in step with the missionary Spirit will include reenvisioning our approach to vocation and the ministry of the whole people of God, recalibrating our churches around mission and recentring with contemplation and engaging our cultural contexts.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): theological education, missional church, vocation, contemplative spirituality, local theology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Education Studies
    D - Missiology
    Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
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    Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
    Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 13:24
    Last Modified: 07 May 2014 11:43
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1141

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