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Brazos Theological Commentary: Psalms 101-150 (BTC)

Brazos Theological Commentary: Psalms 101-150 (BTC)

by Jason Byassee

The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition inform and shape faithfulness today. In this addition to the series, a well-known pastoral theologian offers a theological reading of Psalms 101-150. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances th… Read more…

Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible in Communion with the Saints

Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible in Communion with the Saints

by Jason Byassee

A bold, historical, robust approach to reading Scripture and encountering Jesus anewNo one expects to be surprised. Yet biblical interpretation can do exactly that. Christians expect to see Jesus as they read the Bible, but when and how Jesus actually speaks through Scripture can still surprise us!Drawing on the early church’s theological giants—… Read more…

Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis

Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis

by Jason Byassee and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell

Clergy suffer from certain health issues at a rate higher than the general population. Why are pastors in such poor health? And what can be done to help them step into the abundant life God desires for them?Although anecdotal observations about poor clergy health abound, concrete data from multiple sources supporting this claim hasn't been made accessibl… Read more…

Mentoring for Ministry

Mentoring for Ministry

by Jason Byassee and Craig T Kocher

The art of mentoring, like all great arts, is a grace to be received, a gift to be given, and a skill that can be learned and practiced. This book explores the practice and grace of that art. The pastors in these pages share their hard-won experience of mentoring and being mentored, their wobbles and successes, insights and wisdom harvested from years in the… Read more…

Pastoral Work

Pastoral Work

by Jason Byassee and L Roger Owens

Eugene Peterson may be the most influential theological writer in the church today. Yet because most of his career has not been in academia there is not much critical engagement with his work. Here some of the finest scholar-pastors we have describe the way Peterson has inspired and infuriated on the way to (hopefully) more faithful pastorates.… Read more…

Discerning the Body

Discerning the Body

by Jason Byassee

Where in the world is the church? These articles, essays, opinion pieces, and blog posts gather around that question. If we quit on the question in despair, we are lost. If we answer it too quickly, we are not digging deeply enough. But if we hunt hard with the help of the Holy Spirit, we'll find Christ's body alive, active, working, growing, and mak… Read more…

Introduction to the Desert Fathers

Introduction to the Desert Fathers

by Jason Byassee

The desert fathers wanted to get away from a church co-opted by empire and a Christian faith grown cold and listless. They retreated to the desert to do battle against demons and against their own worst desires. They had no intention of being famous; yet ironically their Sayings have inspired millions of imitators over the centuries. This guide is meant to a… Read more…

Reading Augustine

Reading Augustine

by Jason Byassee

The Confessions of St. Augustine is one of the few Christian classics that is still widely read in the secular academy. Yet, oddly enough, it is not often read in the manner Augustine appears to have intended and in which the church read it for centuries: as a model of conversion, devotion, friendship, and the love of God. This book is a companion for any re… Read more…