Defining Christian Transformational Leadership
Christian Transformational Leadership is a major leadership theory whereby the Christian leader, most simply, seeks to influence (or transform) followers on the basis of his or her vision and character. However, definitions of the theory remain sketchy, and in their present form do not offer an adequate basis for research.
Interpreting Parables: One Point or Many?
Two modes of parable interpretation have dominated much of church history. The first and most dominant was allegorization, in which each element in the parable narrative was contrasted with a real life referent, thought to communicate an enigmatic or spiritual truth.
Review of Linton and Mowat
John Linton and Harriet Mowat state their purpose as follows: “The primary purpose of this book is to address the question: How can we faithfully use qualitative research to provide accurate data for theological reflection?” (vii).
Review of Richard Osmer, Practical Theology
Osmer’s primary purpose is to equip congregational leaders to engage in practical theological interpretation of episodes, situations, and contexts that confront them in ministry.