Ministry on the Fireline

Ministry on the Fireline


234 Pages


"The best theory for fighting fires comes from actually engaging in the battle against the flames," Ray Anderson writes. "For the thousands of pastors and church leaders who are on the 'firelines' of God's mission in the world, we need a theology that sings, even as it stings, igniting the mind and stirring the heart."
In these pages, then, Anderson passionately sets forth a vision of the church's work and mission based on its birthday: Pentecost. At Pentecost, Christians were given the Holy Spirit in order to understand the incarnation and come alive to God. So this key event directs and empowers the church in its service to the world.
In the light of Pentecost we learn that we can come to know God only in praxis -- truth discovered through action. In the process of elucidating this praxis, Anderson seeks to construct a theology that not only truly respects and aids ministers on the firelines, but will also heal the breach between Pentecostal and mainline church theology.



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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 Ministry on the Fireline A Practical Theology for an Empowered Church By Anderson, Ray S. Copyright©1993 by Anderson, Ray S. ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-202-4 Publication date 5/1/2011 Previously published by Fuller Seminary Press, 1993
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Ray Serman Anderson (1925–2009) worked e soIl and ended e anImals o a Sou Dakoa arm, planed and pasored a curc In Souern CalIornIa, and compleed a PD degree In eology wI homas F. Torrance In New College EdInburg. He began Is pro-essIonal eacIng career a Wesmon College, and en aug and served In varIous admInIsraIve capacIIes a Fuller heologIcal SemI-nary or Iry-ree years (reIrIng as Proessor EmerIus o heology and MInIsry). WIle eacIng a Fuller, e served as a parIs pasor, always InsIsIng a eology and mInIsry go and-In-and.  he pasoral eologIan wo began Is eacIng career In mIddle age penned weny-seven books. LIke Karl Bar, Pro. Anderson ar-Iculaed a eology o and or e curc based on God’s own mInIsry o revelaIon and reconcIlIaIon In e world. As proessor and pas-or, e modeled an IncarnaIonal, evangelIcal passIon or e ealIng o umanIy by Jesus CrIs, wo IsbotGod’s sel-revelaIon o usande reconcIlIaIon o our broken umanIy o e rIune God. HIs gIt o relaIng suferIng and alIenaed umans o CrIs exIsIng as com-munIy (DIerIc Bonoefer) Is a recurren moI rougou Is lIe, mInIsry, and works. heRay S. Anderson Collectîon comprIses books by Ray Ander-son, an Inroducory ex o Is eology by CrIsIan D. Keler, wo edIed volumes a celebrae Is dIsInguIsed academIc career (Incar-natîonal Mînîstry: he Presence of Crîst în Curc, Socîety, and FamîlyandOn Beîng Crîstîan . . . and Human), and a reprIn o an EdIica-Ion volume a ocuses on Ray Anderson’s conrIbuIons o e ield o CrIsIan Psycology. A word o graIude Is due o he SocIey o CrIsIan Psycology and Is paren organIzaIon, he AmerIcan As-socIaIon or CrIsIan Counselors, or eIr permIssIon o make e EdîicatîonIssue avaIlable In book orm. JIm TedrIck o WIp and Sock PublIsers deserves a specIal word o anks or publIsIng many o Ray Anderson’s books and commIssIonIng Is collecIon o works o conInue Is legacy.
Todd H. SpeIdell, General EdIor