Friday, July 06, 2007

Montreat Books

Carol and I attended the Christian Life Conference from June 31 through July 3 at Montreat College, which is east of Ashville about 25 miles. John and Nancy Ortberg were the keynote speakers at the plenary sessions, and they were fabulous. In addition to plenary sessions, the conference offers seminars on various topics. During the conference, book titles dropped like leaves from a hardwood in autumn. Here are the ones I managed to rake up:

These were mentioned by Rob Weingartner, the Executive Director of The Outreach Foundation, during his seminar entitled "What is the Presbyterian Global Fellowship?" (See Rob speak of the Outreach Foundation on a short video here. The Presbyterian Global Fellowship page is here. Walter and Morgan are planning on going to the annual conference to be held in Houston August 16-18 of this year. Carol, Mary and I are thinking of attending as well. We wouldn't want to miss spending part of August in Houston anyway.)

Jenkins, The New Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity and The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South.

Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society.

Escobar, Sowing the Word: The Cultural Impact of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1804-2004.(Book review): An article from: Church History [HTML] (Digital)

Snyder, Liberating the Church.

Hirsch, Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church

Pat MacPherson cited the following during his seminar entitled "Igniting the Men in Your Church":

Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man.

Morley, No Man Left Behind.

Nancy Ortberg mentioned these two books:

Everetts, Jesus with Dirty Feet

Lamotte, Travelling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith.

3 comments:

Scott said...

Some folks from my church attended this conference and spoke well of it. Did you run into David and Stacey Cordes?

robert austell said...

ah... I was there through Saturday (when CLC began) meeting with the new interim director of PFR and some other PFR stalwarts. Had I known you'd be there, I would have sought you out! Maybe next year - I keep pestering them to let me lead the worship music. :)

Paul said...

Robert, we looked for you during the conference, hoping you had stayed. Next year we will be sure to compare schedules. It would be great for you to lead the worship!

Scott, I don't recall meeting David and Stacey, but would probably recognize their faces. You and yours should come next year!

Maybe we can get a Kith & Kin group together and take over a floor of Anderson!

(A high proportion of !!!s in this comment. But they are appropriate.)